[Dovecot] Vacation Message HOWTO

John Peacock jpeacock at rowman.com
Thu Dec 22 21:21:44 EET 2005

Luigi Rosa wrote:
> Take a look a this:
> http://vacation.sourceforge.net/

I don't think I'd recommend that software, since it isn't being 
maintained any longer (2 1/2 years) and I don't think it has robust 
support for mailing lists.  Most of the early vacation programs would 
just reply to bulk messages, which could cause the list software to 
mailbomb itself with the automatic responses.  I don't trust users to 
unsubscribe from lists before turning on their vacation message...

I prefer this one:


since it supports rate limiting, the vast majority of mailing lists, 
etc.  It works only with qmail only, though.  It's probably possible to 
use with any LDA which support delivery scripts (e.g. .forward files).


John Peacock
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