Manual Reference Pages - QMAIL-AUTORESPONDER (1)
qmail-autoresponder - Produce automatic responses with qmail
-cLNqT ] [
-O NAME[=VALUE] ] [
-n NUM ] [
-s STR ] [
-t TIME ] [
qmail-autoresponder sends an automatically-generated message in response to an incoming
message. By default, it limits the number of responses it sends to a
maximum of one message per hour per sender. It will not respond to
any known mailing list, nor will it respond to either bounces or
MESSAGE-FILE is used as the response message, and must contain a complete mail
MESSAGE-FILE argument is not present, it defaults to
message.txt. All occurrences of
%S in the message file are replaced with the original messages subject.
To put a percent sign in the message, write it as
qmail-autoresponder limits the rate at which it sends responses to each recipient to
prevent mail flooding or denial-of-service attacks.
For each response it sends, it creates a file in
DIRECTORY. The name of that file consists of the process ID of
qmail-autoresponder, a period, the current UNIX time number, and the envelope sender
address (with any
/ characters replaced with
: to prevent creation of files outside of
DIRECTORY). When it receives a message, it scans
DIRECTORY. Any files that are older than the time interval (see below) are
deleted and ignored. If the number of remaining files with the same
sender address is greater than or equal to the maximum number of
replies, no response is generated.
qmail-autoresponder supports options specified on the command line and as files in the
DIRECTORY named on the command line. Option files in the directory override
options set on the command line.
Create new files (instead of making links) for each recipient file.
This uses more inodes, but may be required for filesystems (such as
Coda) that dont handle links properly.
Write the generated response to standard output instead of sending it.
-n NUM ||
-O NAME[=VALUE] |
Sets named option
VALUE is omitted, a value of
1 is used. See below for all the named options.
Quiet. Dont show error messages.
-s STR ||
Do not add a
To: <SENDER> line to the response.
-t TIME |
copymsg (boolean) |
Copy the original message into the response.
headerkeep (string) |
If this option is given, only the headers listed in the value are copied
from the message into the response. Separate header names with a colon.
If neither this nor
headerstrip are used, all headers are copied.
headerstrip (string) |
If this option is given and
headerkeep is not, the headers listed in the value are omitted when copying from
the message into the response. Separate header names with a colon.
Header names are treated as patterns, and so may contain
* to match any string. For example, the pattern
x-* will match the headers
msglimit (integer) |
Set the maximum number of replies per
timelimit (defaults to 1).
no_inreplyto (boolean) |
Do not add an
In-Reply-To: header to the outgoing message. Normally, if a
Message-Id: header is found in the original message,
qmail-autoresponder will add the contents of that header to the outgoing message. This
allows some email programs to group responses more intelligently.
numlines (integer) |
Limits the maximum number of lines copied from the original message body
into the response. This option is only relevant if the
copymsg option is also used. If not given, all the lines in the original
message body are copied. This limit does not impact how many lines of
the header are copied.
subject_prefix (string) |
Add a subject line to the response message composed of the prefix
STR followed by the original subject. This can also be accomplished by
putting the following line at the start of the message file:
Subject: STR %S
timelimit (integer) |
Set the interval during which responses are counted (in seconds)
(defaults to 1 hour).
Exits zero if there were no problems, otherwise exits 111.
qmail-autoresponder searches for this line (generated by qmail-local) in the input and
bounces the message if it is present (which indicates a mail loop).
It then adds the line to the output.
This contains the envelope sender address and is used as the address
to send the reply to.
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