Changes between Version 2 and Version 3 of faq/email/autoresponder


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Aug 21, 2007, 10:22:59 PM (12 years ago)
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Jamie McClelland
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    77Before diving into how to do this: please remember that setting an auto-responder may cause some surprises for you.
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    9 Consider how much email you get that you <i>dont't</i> want an auto response to go to. For example, email discussion lists. Automated vender emails and reminders. Spam. If you set an auto-responder, a response will be sent to all of them. When it comes to spam, the auto response will often be sent to an email address that doesn't exist, which will then bounce back to you - generating a lot of new email in your inbox.
     9Consider how much email you get that you ''dont't'' want an auto response to go to. For example, email discussion lists. Automated vender emails and reminders. Spam. If you set an auto-responder, a response will be sent to all of them. When it comes to spam, the auto response will often be sent to an email address that doesn't exist, which will then bounce back to you - generating a lot of new email in your inbox.
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    1111While wanting an auto-responder is reasonable, the way email works in the world is unfortunately not conducive to it!
     
    1313If you would like to set an auto-responder anyway, you can do it by:
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    15 1. Login to !SquirrelMail. If you are using "viewsic.mayfirst.org" as your primary host, go to <a href="http://secure.mayfirst.org">secure.mayfirst.org</a> and click the !SquirrelMail link. If you are using "chavez.mayfirst.org" as your primary host, go to <a href="https://chavez.mayfirst.org/squirrelmail">chavez.mayfirst.org/squirrelmail</a>.
    16 For maclcolm, go to <a href="https://malcolm.mayfirst.org/squirrelmail">malcolm.mayfirst.org/squirrelmail</a>.
     151. Login to !SquirrelMail. If you are using "viewsic.mayfirst.org" as your primary host, go to [http://secure.mayfirst.org secure.mayfirst.org] and click the !SquirrelMail link. If you are using "chavez.mayfirst.org" as your primary host, go to [https://chavez.mayfirst.org/squirrelmail chavez.mayfirst.org/squirrelmail]. For maclcolm, go to [https://malcolm.mayfirst.org/squirrelmail malcolm.mayfirst.org/squirrelmail].
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    1817Remember: even if you don't usually use !SquirrelMail, the auto responder will work for all of your email.