Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Vacation Messages in a Postfix Era

Another joyous email activity is trying to configure vacation (a leftover from the days of sendmail) to work with Postfix. Here's what seems to work things out.

I. Download the latest version of Vacation and install it on your mail server (it's pretty much pre-compiled {just use a make install}.

II. Edit the .forward file in your user's directory so that it starts with user@host, i.e. , --> this is different than it was in sendmail where you just had a \user in that spot, i.e. , \guenter

If you just use \user then it will create a mail loop in postfix.

II. Configure the rest of the message like normal and it should work.

Viel Spass!


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