out-of-office messages?

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>From: Sally McConnell-Ginet <smg9 at CORNELL.EDU>
>Subject:      Re: out-of-office messages?
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>And it is apparently continuing.  Like Janet, I've set up a filter,
>but the messages do still come in even tho' they are immediately put
>in the trash.  Should perhaps the whole list be shut down and then
>relaunched?  Sally
>>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 phrase
>>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/
>Sally McConnell-Ginet
>Professor of Linguistics
>607-255-6469  fax: 607-255-2044

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