From: Grant Taylor
Date: 2008-07-11 12:35:50 -0400
Subject: Re: milter-null and out-of-office
More information..: http://www.milter.info/#Support
On 07/10/08 09:06, Greg Matthews wrote:
> Anyone know the required exchange-fu required to get out-of-office
> playing nicely with milter-null?
Um, not as such.
Out-of-Office notices (better known as vacation messages) don't really
follow many standards. I'd say the closest ""standard would be along
the lines of a Message Disposition Notice (a.k.a. MDN). I'm not 100%
sure that MDNs will contain the necessary header to get past
milter-null. I think you are trying to go up a creak, nay water fall,
with out a paddle on this one.
> At the moment our exchange system generates out-of-office messages from
> <> and does not preserve headers so they get rejected by milter-null.
> Also, any advice you could provide to our exchange admins about how to
> configure so that these do not get sent to mailing lists or in response
> to spam...
I don't (personally) run Exchange / Outlook so I can't say for sure, but
the idea is to check for any ""list (like) headers and not reply to the
message if they exist. Likewise with the "Auto-Submitted" header. You
also don't want to reply to any thing that has a "Precedence:" of
Incidentally, this is *why* you want to set those headers in messages
that you send from your web server and mailing lists.
> Please - no lectures about ooo being evil, you'll be preaching to the choir!
Consider your self having to deal with tis as the ongoing and never
ending lecture. :P Or better yet, make the Exchange admins deal with
the on going lecture.
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