AUTO: Richard Hamilton is out of the office (returning 06/24/2010)

Jean-David Beyer jeandavid8 at
Fri Jun 18 15:16:50 CEST 2010

David Smith wrote:
> Jean-David Beyer wrote:
>> If I understand correctly, this is done by setting the precedence of the
>> vacation e-mail to "bulk" instead of something else ("list"?), and that
>> mailing list programs do not send the stuff marked bulk.
>> Is that not how mailing list programs work?
> Not quite.
> Mailing lists programs normally send mails with the "Precedence: bulk"
> or "Precedence: junk" header, and then the autoresponder should
> recognise this and choose not to respond to mails with the "bulk" or
> "junk" precedence header.  It is up to the autoresponder to act correctly.
Well, the stuff I get from the Gnupg-users at list has
"precedence: list" set. Other lists to which I subscribe use "Precedence
 normal" or "precedence: bulk". Regular e-mail does not have precedence
set at all. It seems to me that mailing lists should get their acts

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