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Re: "Precedence: bulk" header in mailer.py

From: Nik Clayton <nik_at_ngo.org.uk>
Date: 2006-09-18 17:56:15 CEST

Karl Fogel wrote:
> Giuseppe Scelsi <giuseppe.scelsi@analog.com> writes:
>> I have just found that notification messages sent by
>> "/trunk/tools/hook-scripts/mailer/mailer.py" do not have any feature
>> that lets an out-of-office responder realize they are not to be replied
>> to. So I added a "Precedence: bulk" header in my copy of mailer.py and
>> that solved the problem for me (I am using "vacation" under Solaris.)
>>
>> Before submitting this as a bug report/feature request I wanted to check
>> if this is the best way to fix this problem. Any comment?
>
> Hmm. Is there some other header that has a more targeted meaning?
> Bulk precedence may have other implications, so if there's a flag that
> just means "no need to auto-reply to this", that would be better. I'm
> not a mail expert, so I don't know if such a flag exists.
>
> I've CC'd the dev@ list because this is now a development question
> about mailer.py.

No, 'bulk' is the right one to use in this case. For example, mail from
this list comes with "Precedence: bulk" set so that vacation programs
don't automatically generate replies.

N

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