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Re: [OT] Misuse of Out of Office Responders

From: Timothy J. Luoma <lists@tntluoma.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Dec 2002 08:05:03 -0800 (PST)
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.51.0212210801300.26173@localhost.localdomain>


>> Now that the holiday season is upon us, could people please ensure
>> that, if they generate Out of Office auto replies, they only send
>> them to personal correspondents, not to people on public mailing lists.

Yes... of all the lists I am on, this list is the worst for that
infraction.


> As far as I can recall, what you say about Microsoft mail clients, in
> particular Outlook, is correct. I am afraid there is very little their
> users can do, save change mail client.

They can set to nomail or unsubscribe.


> May I suggest a mail filtering software that deletes "Out of Office"
> replies ?

Were I running this list, anyone sending a vacation message would be
unsubscribed.... Since it's Christmas, I might even send them a note
telling them why.

Your use of poorly designed software should not cause me to have to take
steps to avoid being annoyed by it.

TjL
Received on Saturday, 21 December 2002 11:02:25 GMT

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