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Subject: Re: list policies about vacation programs
From: "John R Levine" <johnl @ iecc . com>
Date: 13 Aug 2003 21:16:14 -0400
To: "Mark E. Mallett" <mem @ mv . mv . com>
Cc: "list-managers @ greatcircle . com" <list-managers @ greatcircle . com>
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> Neither guideline is complete in itself.  For example I might do a
> normal group reply on a mailing list and get several individual
> addresses in the header and be lazy or forgetful and not fix it up

That's fine -- if I get a vacation message from someone to whom I've sent
mail directly, that's not a bug.

> Testing for "precedence: {list,bulk}" has been around for ages too--

I agree that's also a useful hint, but having written a lot of
autoresponders, once you get the To: and Cc: rule and perhaps special case
a few addresses like MAILER-DAEMON to avoid responding to bounces,
everything else is down in the noise.

Regards,
John Levine, johnl @
 iecc .
 com, Primary Perpetrator of "The Internet for Dummies",
Information Superhighwayman wanna-be, http://iecc.com/johnl, Sewer Commissioner
"I dropped the toothpaste", said Tom, crestfallenly.


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