Personal opinion. Autoresponders are the work of the devil and should be
avoided at all costs.

If you do set up an autoresponder, PLEASE be careful of the configuration,
especially in respect to things like this forum. Years ago, when I used
dial-up on the road to get email, an individual set up an autoresponder
which replied to every email received that he was out of the office. He
left it on for a week while he was on vacation. Every email from a forum
was replied to, including the emails his autoresponder sent out that he was
out of the office. This feedback effect generated THOUSANDS of emails per
hour. Trying to download those on a 2400 bps dialup connection simply
wasn't sucessful. It caused a tremendous hardship for many folks. That poor
fellow never lived it down. On that forum now 15 years later, people still
refer to the Farron Oscillator, named after the perpetrator.


On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 5:56 PM, Rich Shepard <>

>   There seem to be a few out-of-office autoresponders for postfix,
> including
> vacation (a perl script) and a java application 'autoresponse'. Has anyone
> here used any autoresponder? If so, what are your experiences with it.
> TIA,
> Rich
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