6 Rules to Help Put Mail on Autopilot

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pipower

The vacation auto-responder rule has no protection against infinite loops.

Suppose B as his Vacation Auto-responder rule turned on. Suppose A is about to go on vacation. A turns on her Vacation Auto-responder but then sends a last message to B. The result? An infinite back and forth of vacation announcements between A and B. Not a pleasant situation to return home to after a vacation.

Most vacation auto-responders maintain a list of people they've already notified, so that no one gets sent more than one notification.

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pipower

The vacation auto-responder rule has no protection against infinite loops.

Suppose B as his Vacation Auto-responder rule turned on. Suppose A is about to go on vacation. A turns on her Vacation Auto-responder but then sends a last message to B. The result? An infinite back and forth of vacation announcements between A and B. Not a pleasant situation to return home to after a vacation.

Most vacation auto-responders maintain a list of people they've already notified, so that no one gets sent more than one notification.

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