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Setting up "vacation" requires three steps, the initialization
of vacation and and the creation two files in your home directory.
We assume, your login name is "euler.
1) First type
to initialize the vacation database file.
2) Edit the file ".vacation.msg"
contains the message which is sent to the people, who send you mail:
I'm currently out of town and will read
my email later.
3) Edit the ".forward" file in your homedirectory. contains the line
It has the effect that your mail will be pipied additionally
through the vacation program.
euler, "|/usr/bin/vacation euler"
If you use procmail to filter
your mail, the .forward file is not needed. Instead, add
at the end of your .procmailrc file.
Its has the effect that a copy of the email is piped through the vacation
program. It is important to put these lines below the other procmail filters.
Otherwise, spammers will obtain feedback and your address will remain on their list
of active e-mail addresses - resulting in more spam.