Follow these steps to configure an autoreply.
Create an autoreply message called ~/.autoreply (the message sent back to the customer) in your Virtual Private
Server home directory. Use an online file editor, like pico, or transfer the file to your PC in order to add the
alias. Be sure to download and upload the ~/.autoreply file in ASCII mode.
Add something like the following to your ~/etc/aliases file in order to create an autoreply for
info: YOU.ISP, "|/usr/local/bin/autoreply -f info-reply -a info"
Run newaliases to update your /etc/aliases.db file.
When E-mail is received at info-DOMAIN.NAME, an autoreply containing the message in the ~/.autoreply file
will be sent back. E-Mail sent to info-DOMAIN_NAME will also be sent to YOU.ISP. Without the
YOU.ISP, the mail from the customer would not be sent to YOU.ISP.
The -m option specifies a different message file (for example, autoreply -m /etc/mymessage). Be sure you use the
full path from your Virtual Private Server home directory.
The -f option allows you to change who the autoreply message will be from (in the example above the From: field
the customer gets will read info-reply-DOMAIN_NAME).
NOTE: When creating an autoreply, make sure to make the From: address different than the autoreply
recipient name. This prevents your autoreply from getting caught in an 'autoreply loop' with another
The -a option specifies a user that an autoreply can reply for. The user specified should be the same as the user
configured for the autoreply (for example, "info: ... -a info").
The -h option can be added to an autoreply to turn off the X-info headers (if you don't know what these are, don't wory