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Sendmail autoreply with vacations doesn't work.

CA1213443
Occasional Visitor

Sendmail autoreply with vacations doesn't work.

Hello,
I'm using HP-UX 11.11 and sendmail version 8.9.3 (PHNE_29774).
I need to configure autoreply messages with vacation message.
I make the following steps:

1.- Create the .vacation.msg file in the user home directory.

$ cat .vacation.msg
From: mary@kafu
Subject: I'm not in the office today

I am on vacation from March 8 - March 15 and will not be reading email
during this time. I will answer your mail as quickly as I can after I
return to work.

If you need help before I return, you can contact the Help Desk

Mary

2.- Run 'vacation -i' to initializate the database.

3.- Create the .forward file:
$ cat .forward
\mary, "|/usr/bin/vacation -a soporte mary"

The system doesn't reply the vacation message.
The syslog file show the next message:

Nov 22 19:05:23 kafu sendmail: TAA06264: from=root, size=32, class=0, pri=60032, nrcpts=2, msgid=<200411222305.TAA06264@kafu>,
relay=root@localhost
Nov 22 19:05:23 kafu sendmail: TAA06264: to="|/usr/bin/vacation -a soporte mary", ctladdr=mary (108/20), delay=00:00:00, xdela
y=00:00:00, mailer=prog, stat=Sent
Nov 22 19:05:23 kafu sendmail: TAA06264: to=\mary, ctladdr=root (0/3), delay=00:00:00, xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=local, stat=Sen
t

Best regars,
Marco
1 REPLY
Kusuma
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Sendmail autoreply with vacations doesn't work.

Hi Marco,

I recommend posting this question in the HP-UX messaging category of ITRC Forum.

Here's the direct link to that category:

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/categoryhome.do?categoryId=152

Good luck.

Thanks,
Kusuma