out-of-office messages?

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>From: Janet Holmes <Janet.Holmes at VUW.AC.NZ>
>Subject:      Re: out-of-office messages?
>It's been a major problem Megan
>I have temporarily solved the worst of it by using a "Rules Wizard" rule =
>to move the offending emails to my delete box as they arrive
>I specified that the messages to be deleted had in the sender box the =
>devnull at MAIL.USYD.EDU.AU
>it seems to be working and if you find it works for you, you might like =
>to let others know
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Megan Crowhurst [mailto:mcrowhurst at MAIL.UTEXAS.EDU]
>Sent: Saturday, 14 August 2004 3:26 a.m.
>Subject: out-of-office messages?
>Dear Flingsters,
>Given (literally hundreds) of error messages I'm receiving from a
>member who is out of the office, I suspect you're getting many 'out
>of the office' messages too.  I'm afraid (short of deleting the
>member temporarily) from the list, there isn't anything I can do
>about this.  Probably, the problem is that the member has set the
>email program to reply. It's an interesting problem, because I don't
>think we've encountered this before! (Any idea what might be
>happening?  This isn't an attempt to single out the member, just to
>work out the problem in order to make suggestions about how to solve
>it...)  Of course, maybe it doesn't bother you-plural.  Let meknow!
>All best,
>Megan J. Crowhurst, Ph.D.
>Assistant Professor
>Snail mail address:
>The University of Texas at Austin
>Dr. Crowhurst
>Department of Linguistics
>1 University Station B5100
>Austin, TX   78712-5100
>Phone:  512-471-1701
>Fax:    512-471-4340
>My home page: http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~crowhurs/index.html
>Departement home page: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/linguistics/

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