At 00.04 -0700 00-07-14, Austin Schutz wrote:
> I sent mail to a mailing list. Not to you. Your autoreply software
> should only reply to mail explicitly To: or Cc: you.
This breaks for mail aliases. Perhaps, if you are root on
a unix machine, you might want someone sending mail to that address
to know you are away?
Not at all. You tell your favorite vacation software what aliases it
should reply to. If you have a unix system, see the manual page for
vacation. This after of course having the mail to root go to your
# cat .forward
\paf,"| vacation -a root(_at_)example(_dot_)net -u paf"
# uname -a
SunOS nix 5.5.1 Generic_103640-24 sun4m sparc SUNW,SPARCstation-20
# man vacation
Reformatting page. Wait... done
vacation(1) User Commands vacation(1)
vacation - reply to mail automatically
vacation [ -I ]
vacation [ -j ] [ -a alias ] [ -tN ] username
-a alias Indicate that alias is one of the valid aliases
for the user running vacation, so that mail
addressed to that alias generates a reply.