Mathbio Network Info & Tips

In your home directory, create a .vacation.msg file with contents similar to the following:

From: your name <your_email_address>
Subject: This is an autoreply...[Re: $SUBJECT]

Hello,

I will not be reading my mail for a while.
Your mail regarding '$SUBJECT' will be read when I return.

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Now create a .forward file in your home directory, containing the following line:

username, "| /usr/bin/vacation username"

Where username is the username of your Math Dept. email address (ie: username@math.ualberta.ca). 

The vacation program will only reply to emails from the same user once. It remembers which users it has replied to using the .vacation.db file. Deleting this file will make the vacation program reply to  every user again.