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Re: [suse-kde] OT: AutoReply
  • From: Paul Foerster <paul.foerster@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2004 18:06:17 +0100
  • Message-id: <9F319A2A-5829-11D9-B184-000A95C8A1A6@xxxxxxx>
Hi Andreas,

For the last couple of days I have been getting unwarranted messages from the
German ISP with the following subject line: "AutoReply: Vielen
Dank für Ihre Nachricht". It is basically a spam message showing links to
several pages of, crafted as if it was a reply to some message of
mine asking for support.

... this is an out-of-office reply. It indicates that someone uses a mailbox at work and activated the out-of-office reply while going on vacation. Now every time someone sends a message to the list, the list server sends it to his or her list member account too which immediately responds with such a message.

This is a clear indication that either that person has forgotten to unsubscribe from the list while going on vacation or, far more common, that this person is either ignorant of the fact that every list member receives unwanted crap or a plain moron. Choose whatever you like best. ;-)

The best policy is to NOT subscribe to a mailing list with a _work_ email address.

suse-laptop mailing list members have received such messages frequently for quite a while last summer. You could easily tell which list members went on vacation, when that was and how long it lasted, just by analyzing the emails, people you've never heard of before. :-)

Hope this clears the issue up a bit.


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