Hit or Miss

Out-of-Office Reply

There is nothing more obnoxious than the automated out-of-office email reply.  One of the mailing lists I’m on today was flooded after someone set their email to automatically reply and then she forgot to unsubscribe to the list.  We started receiving her automated reply over the list.  Problem was, everytime that reply went out to the list, it generated another automatic reply to the list, and so forth…  Finally our list moderator was able to manual unsubscribe the person from the list.  Bottom line: the automated out-of-office reply is not a toy.  Use it responsibly.