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Subject: Re: list policies about vacation programs
From: Jeffrey Goldberg <jeffrey @ goldmark . org>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 20:52:06 -0700 (PDT)
To: listmanagers <list-managers @ greatcircle . com>
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Reply-to: Jeffrey Goldberg <jeffrey @ goldmark . org>

On Wed, 13 Aug 2003, David W. Tamkin wrote:

> Rick wrote,
>
> > I spoke with one systems administrator who said that my messages were
> > being received with PRECEDENCE=NORMAL, and the sysadmin uses that to
> > gauge who gets an auto-responder.

I've heard that before, too.  It was one of the few postmaster responses I
got from pointing people to my rant.  Basically, the short answer is that
that is the capability that is built into MS-Exchange.  They needed to
defend their software choice.

> I sent my stuff out with Precedence: list, so if that had happened on
> any of my lists I would never have known.  But if I found out I'd have
> certainly given that admin the URL to Jeff's rant.

That is why you aren't seeing this much on the lists you manage.
MS-Exchange does test for "Precedence: list".

So far, nothing in this discussion has made me think to weaken or soften
my rant.  Indeed, if I ever actually get around to updating content, I
will more heavily emphasize the importance of checking for recipient
address in recipient headers.  And I will raise the option of limiting
that match just to "To".

-j

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