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I want an email autoresponder. So, I installed vacation-1.2.6.1-3.i386.rpm, created ~/.vacation.msg with the fallowing content: Subject: away from my mail I will not be reading my mail for a while. ...
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    email autoresponder - vacation problem


    I want an email autoresponder.
    So, I installed vacation-1.2.6.1-3.i386.rpm, created ~/.vacation.msg with the fallowing content:

    Subject: away from my mail

    I will not be reading my mail for a while.
    Your mail concerning "$SUBJECT"
    will be read when I'm back.


    Then I created ~/.forward:
    \username_who_is_in_vacation, "|/usr/bin/vacation username_who_is_in vacation"



    I ran: #/usr/bin/vacation -I


    Despite all these, it doesn't work.

    I'am using sendmail V8.12.

    Do you know why? What can I do?


    thanks,
    ddaas

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    Do you get any error message?
    When sending an email to yourself you dont get the instant replay back?
    Are you sure the process in running when you start it?
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    Check your version of Squirrel mail if that is what you are using it with. There was a bug in the ealier version. I think it was fixed in the lates version. I think if you upgrade your Squirrel mail that will work.
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    the problem was that I use an alias. The ~/.forward file had to have the following line: \username, "|/usr/bin/vacation -a alias@yourdomain.com username"

    Now, everything works just fine.


    ddaas

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    .forward

    I am having a problem just getting my .forward to work, any help?

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    I gor my .forward fixed, now I am having a problem with the vacation, what is the syntax as it goes in the .forward please

    mine says

    \bill2 "|/usr/bin/vacation -a bill2@xxxxxxxxxx.com bill2"

    Bill

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    I now have it forwarding to the vacation file, but I get a permissions error

    Bill

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    The error is
    Code:
    (cannot append message to destination file /usr/bin/vacation -j bill2: cannot create file exclusively: Permission denied)

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