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293308Re: Postfix, Autoreply

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  • Charles Marcus
    May 22, 2013
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      Again - please do not top-post. If you don't know what that means,
      google is your friend.

      On 2013-05-22 12:42 PM, motty cruz <motty.cruz@...> wrote:
      > thank you soo much Charles,
      > I was able to download that script you pointed in the last email,

      You're welcome.

      > now this maybe dumb questions but I would like to deploy this script
      > on the spam filter level before reaching our imap/pop server. At the
      > spam filter level I don't have a database for users,

      ?? Think about what you just said. How are you going to control sending
      Vacation messages for only specific users (some will have it enabled,
      some won't), if you don't have access to the user database?

      Also, you need to clarify what you mean by 'spam filter'. There are
      certain spam checks that are very cheap and can be applied early in the
      smtp transaction (before recipient verification).

      But more expensive *content* filters should never be wasted on invalid
      users, so should only be applied *after* recipient verification.

      Determining whether or not to send a Vacation message is one of the (if
      not *the*) *last* stages in email delivery, *long* after any
      spam/content filters.

      > I was hoping to find something simple that can be implemented at the
      > spam filter level when email bound to user on vacation can be reply
      > automatically. maybe i dream about having this feature or i have seen
      > it before?

      No, you're not dreaming, you're just not thinking through how it must work.


      Best regards,

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