Each Account can have a "simplified" Rule to generate Vacation messages. When enabled, the Rule checks that the message is not an auto-generated one, and that the message author (the 'From' address) has not be placed into the RepliedAddresses string list. It then composes and sends an Vacation message and adds the message author address into the RepliedAddresses string list, so the Vacation message will be sent to each message author only once. Alternatively, the Notify option may be enabled, so a copy of each incoming message is forwarded to the specified addresses.
This Rule conditions are:
|Current Date||is greater||specified time (optional)|
|Current Date||is less||specified time (optional)|
|From||not in||#RepliedAddresses (optional)|
The Rule actions are:
|Reply with||Reply Text|
|Forward to||Address list|
|Remember 'From' in||RepliedAddresses|
Only the text of the Reply message can be modified:
Vacation Message: If this option is not selected the Vacation Message Rule is disabled. If this option is selected, the Vacation Message Rule is enabled with a low priority (the rule priority is set to 2).
Starts: If this option is selected, the Vacation Message Rule starts working at the date specified with this setting.
Ends: If this option is selected, the Vacation Message Rule stops working at the date specified with this setting.
Notify: If this option is selected and a list of addresses is specified, a copy of incoming message is forwarded to specified addresses. This option is available only when the account has rights to specify the redirecting Rule actions.
Even if the Administrator has not allowed the user to specify Automated Rules, the Vacation Message can be enabled by the user herself, and the user can always modify the Vacation Message text.
If "Clear 'Replied Addresses' List" button is clicked, the RepliedAddresses string list is removed from the Account dataset. Alternatively, the Enable Vacation Message button can be present. It enables the Vacation Rule and clears the Replied Addresses list at the same time.