Someone want to take on the task of writing a DSN document describing a
vacation reply? I guess it's not a bad idea; having will-return-on-date and
other random contact information would be cool; a very smart client might
pipe such information off to a very smart addressbook program. The vacation
draft need not reference this, but it could be nice.
SMTP level responses seem unnecessary and not that useful. (Mail isn't a
good place to have information that seems more pertinent to something like
Vacation should reply to the return-path, and will in the next draft.
I believe that the time for repeated messages should not be related to when
the vacation command is used. For starters, if Sieve scripts are stored in
a filesystem, it's difficult to tell how long the vacation script has been
So it may be useful to allow the user to clean out the vacation database on
request. If a Sieve script is stored in ACAP, there are probably some
really easy ways to do this.
I believe vacation should be forbidden from replying to an address ending in
"-REQUEST", or perhaps "-LIST-REQUEST", but I'm not sure if this is a really
great idea or not. (Solaris vacation has this feature.)