On Thursday, August 14, 2003, at 10:55 AM, Charlie Summers wrote:
If you _really_ want to be polite,
do NOT send out a vacation message to anyone who doesn't absolutely
one. And that, I'm afraid, you can NOT automate, since it requires
thought and discression.
And this is exactly why I stopped using a vacation bot years ago. I
tell the people who need to know before I leave. I also don't believe
in making it clear to the entire universe that my house and home are
open to visitors (ahem) because I'm not there (even though we have
people visiting and watching and sitting, depending on the trip, my
sitters don't need that excitement, either).