Maintain Vacation replies

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Vacation allows for an autoreply email to be sent to every sender of every email received. The sender only gets one vacation autoreply message, even if multiple messages are sent.

Vacation needs to be manually activated and deactivated.

Enable Vacation

Log in to a CSEE UNIX system.

Edit ~/.vacation.msg and write your autoreply message.

Initialize your vacation database with

vacation -i

Edit ~/.forward and make sure it only contains the following, replacing each username with your username

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

Disable Vacation

Either delete ~/.forward or return the .forward contents to what it was before changing it when enabling Vacation.