[Dovecot] Sieve, vacation, company (domain-wide) message possible?

Steffen Kaiser skdovecot at smail.inf.fh-brs.de
Tue Sep 10 16:56:14 EEST 2013

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On Tue, 10 Sep 2013, Charles Marcus wrote:

> On 2013-09-09 8:29 AM, Gene Heskett <gheskett at wdtv.com> wrote:
>> On Monday 09 September 2013 08:28:26 Charles Marcus did opine:
>>> What I'd like is to be able to set a company (domain-wide) auto-response
>>> for when our company is closed for holidays... more specifically, extra
>>> holidays (often the boss will close an extra day for an extra long
>>> weekend). He has asked more than once about setting an auto-response for
>>> *everyone* during these periods...
>> I would be very careful about doing that.  You will wind up on the spam
>> blocker lists & have a hell of a time getting back off them.
> If it works exactly the same as normal vacation messages - doesn't auto-reply 
> to any type of list or other auto generated content, and only replies once 
> per day per sender (and for this company wide responder if the same sender 
> sends to more than one of our addresses, they only get ONE response, not one 
> for each recipient - why would doing this at the company/domain level be any 
> different?

When you do this at delivery time (via Sieve), the sender gets one 
vacation response per recipient once in the configured period.

If you setup a domain wide vacation responder at incoming level (aka 
postfix), the sender might get one central response and one per recipient, 
who setup a resonse on his/her own. (Say, because s/he is ill, on holiday, 
missed the global vacation setting or whatever.)

Well, besides, it might be a nice extension for a global Sieve script, to 
choose from a dupe database, usually ~user/.dovecot.lda-dupes, _and_ the 
information, whether or not the current script already resonded. Then you 
could add an global "after" script, that makes the usual no-respond tests 
(bulk, spam, ...) and if no response by current script alreade and use a 
domain-wide lda-dupes file.


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Steffen Kaiser
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