On Fri, 15 Aug 2003, Jim Trigg <blaise @
>--On Friday, August 15, 2003 03:15 -0700 Berg Oswell <berg @
>> Miles Fidelman wrote:
>>> 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?
>> In no particular order:
>> 1) Allow the responder to have a file of addresses it is not to
>> respond to.
>> 2) Once a single response is sent, add the recipient address to
>> the do-not-respond list.
>> 3) Ignore any bulk precedence mail; You may or may not extend this
>> to list precedence.
>> 4) Turn it off promptly when you return.
>5) Ignore messages that contain any List*, Mailing-List* or X-List* headers.
6) Do not respond to messages that do not explicitly contain your
address in the To: or Cc: headers.
7) If you really must respond, do so to the SMTP reverse-path, not the
From: or Reply-to: header address
8) Use a null reverse path for the OOO, and list owners configure lists
to reject or route for moderation anything with a null reverse path.