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Vacation response..

Hussein Baghdadi
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Joined: Nov 08, 2003
Posts: 3479

Hey folks.
I want to set my yahoo account to send a vacation response, I know how
to do this but there is a proplem :
I have a subscribtion at java's site (newsletters), so I think yahoo will try to send this reponse to java's site and maybe sun will try to resend it again to me and lablabla ....
any ideas ?
Ilja Preuss

Joined: Jul 11, 2001
Posts: 14112
I don't know how this works exactly, but the protocoll(s) for emails already contain provisions to handle such situations smoothly. In short, if everything is setup correctly, the email servers should notice this special case and you shouldn't experience any problems, as far as I know. (At least I never encountered any problems with automatic vacation responses, though I am subscribed to a whole bunch of newsletters and mailinglists.)

So, just setup the vacation response and enjoy your vacation with a clear conscience...

The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that guides your way. - Heraclitus
Jeroen Wenting
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Joined: Oct 12, 2000
Posts: 5093
If you ever subscribed to any of the Sun mailing lists you'll have discovered that it's impossible to post to them without getting a hundred out-of-the-office responses.

It's extremely annoying and cause for regular calls on the list for people to turn the darn things off (many seem to set them every night when they go home and over the weekends as well).

Ilja Preuss

Joined: Jul 11, 2001
Posts: 14112
Then I guess the solution is to have two email accounts: One for lists and one for regular mailing. You'd activate the vacation response only on the latter, of course...
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