Hey Bernie :-)
On Wed, 13 Aug 2003, Bernie Cosell wrote:
> > ..and personally, there are times
> > that I post something to a list and want to know that certain people
> > haven't seen it -- the impact on the list and the subscribers is minimal
> > (as compared to autoresponses that cause mail loops)
> That last is true, but if this became common do you really want hundreds, or
> thousands, of vacation messages in response to a post to a list, on the off
> chance that you'll be able to pick out 'certain people' from the mess that
> comes back?
I haven't found it a problem. I'm on a LOT of lists, and post a
reasonable amount, and so far the volume of vacation messages I get is in
the noise, as compared to, say, the volume of spam I get.
On the other hand, the occaisional vacation robot that replies to one of
the lists I run is a nightmare - mail loops are not fun.
Now, on a more practical note, how would people on this list recommend
configuring an autoresponder so that it ignores list traffic entirely,
short of having to configure each list individually?