Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2006 01:32:39 -0400
Reply-To: Richard Ristow <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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From: Richard Ristow <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: How to eliminate autoreplies when responding to listserve
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At 10:13 PM 7/17/2006, Dennis Deck had asked:
>>I suspect some of you have a strategy for screening or blocking all
>>the various "out of the office" autoreplies from folks out of the
>>office. I checked the listserve registration options and do not see
>>an obvious way to do this at that level.
At 11:02 PM 7/17/2006, Hector Maletta wrote:
>It has been discussed before.
Yes; extensively, in thread "auto-replys?", begun Wed, 14 Dec 2005
>There is apparently no way to do it, except by your own blocking
>devices for your own mail.
From the thread cited (my posting, Wed, 14 Dec 2005 14:32:31 -0500)
>>The Listserv software can't control what users do. About the only
>>thing possible is changing the "Reply-to:" address on distributed
>>postings; presently, it's the poster's address, and that's where most
>>"Out of office" messages go. I find the current setting makes it
>>easier to reply, though.
So, the best solution known seems to be what Dennis Deck recommended:
>b) Create a couple workstation email rules to detect and move
>auto-replies to a special folder for periodic review. As you suggest,
>I see no easy way to distinguish listserve auto replies from client
(Wry grin.) I've added such rules as new forms of "out of office"