Some nitwit years ago thought it would be handy feature for a webbrowser
to mail document owners when lynx are unavailible. This nitwit coded the
feature into lynx, where it still exists. Most people installing the
program have the good sense to turn off the sending of these by default,
alas, "most people" is a subset of lynx users for my pages.
Here is a sample lynx error message, long lines folded.
Received: by NetUSA.Net (Linux Smail22.214.171.124 #1)
id m0wMjV5-001vyHC; Wed, 30 Apr 97 20:13 EDT
Received: from unix.adept.net (126.96.36.199) by NetUSA.Net with smtp
(Linux Smail188.8.131.52 #1) id m0wMjV4-001vyGC; Wed, 30 Apr 97 20:1
Received: (from rdtaylor(_at_)localhost) by unix.adept.net (8.6.12/8.6.9) id
A19063; Wed, 30 Apr 1997 20:11:18 -0400
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 1997 20:11:18 -0400
Subject: Lynx Error in file://localhost/home/pppuser/rdtaylor/adept_lynx_b
X-Mailer: Lynx, Version v0.1
The link :?:
in the file "file://localhost/home/pppuser/rdtaylor/adept_lynx_bookmarks.h
tml" called "Bookmark file"
was requested but was not available.
Thought you might want to know.
This message was automatically generated by
Lynx ver. v0.1
You'll notice this one was generated by a dimwit who apparently copied
html headers from one of my pages to a local file.
My question: I know how to do bounces/autoreplies. But is there a good
(eg reliable through obtuse and obscure addressing styles) and easy way
to generate bounces or autoreplies for these that go to postmaster at
the originating site, CC'ed to the user at the originating site? Right
now I am thinking about just piping it to a perl script, but maybe so
formail magic could be handy here.
R. D. Taylor, in this case, insists he had nothing to do with the
installation of lynx at his site and does not seem to appreciate how
annoying these messages become. Nor is he the only person who sends
these to me.
Please do not CC me when replying to the list. It is not my responsibility to
prove to you my mail is not spam, if mail to you bounces it will not be resent.