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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [Acro] Re: Auto mailers to the list


Thread: [Acro] Re: Auto mailers to the list

Message: [Acro] Re: Auto mailers to the list

Follow-Up To: ACRO Email list (for List Members only)

From: Klein Gilhousen <kleing at>

Date: Thu, 23 May 2002 15:30:21 UTC


  At 01:27 AM 5/23/2002 -0400, Dr. Guenther Eichhorn wrote:

>Hi anonymous,
>Out of office messages are an important part of the email system.
>They tell people that they may not get a response when they send
>you email.  Unfortunately it is impossible to turn off this
>response if the message comes from an email list.

I would say that "impossible" is a slight exaggeration.  Some e-mail 
software, such as Eudora (plug, plug) integrate the auto-reply function 
with the message filter function.  With Eudora it is easy to only 
auto-reply to certain types of received messages.  In fact the example used 
in the Eudora help file is precisely this situation.  I.e., you can set the 
e-mailer to auto-reply ONLY to received messages that contain your e-mail 
address in one of the recipient fields.  Messages addressed to the exploder 
do not contain your e-mail address and would not generate an auto-reply.

You can also use Eudora's filter capability to automatically throw received 
messages contain "autoreply" into the trash so you never see them.  You can 
even limit this to messages containing "autoreply" in the subject line AND 
contain the acro at address elsewhere in the header.  You might want 
to do this so you continue to see autoreply messages from your colleagues.

I don't know whether other e-mail software such as microsloth's ( ;-) ) 
offering provide such a facility or not.  I've never used them.  Probably 
never will.

You can download a fully featured version of Eudora for free from 
Qualcomm's website (  The free version does have a small 
panel in the corner containing advertising.  An advert free version sells 
for a nominal price.

Sorry for the commercial, but it does directly address a problem that some 
people have with the exploder.

Klein Gilhousen, IAC 21489
Bozeman, MT
Senior VP, Technology
Qualcomm Incorporated


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