[rt-users] Autoresponder control

Jesse jesse at fsck.com
Fri Jul 14 11:24:14 EDT 2000

*nod* I can buy that.

On Fri, Jul 14, 2000 at 05:21:41PM +0200, Tobias Brox wrote:
> > If a regular user submits two, ten or five hundred tickets in a week,
> > they should get two, ten or five hundred receipts.  I agree that we 
> > need better bounce control, but vacation-style squelching wouldn't work.
> I think our viewpoints at the autoreplies are a bit different - for us,
> the autoreply is just a bit of "early information" about the request
> handling.  If we're backlogged so it might take more than a week getting
> back to the user, he should get an autoreply stating that it might take
> some time and eventually a list of other resources it's possible to find
> help.  In this context, one autoreply a week is sufficient, regardless how
> many tickets the requestor issues.
> The other usage is like a notification or receipt that the ticket is
> actually received, with the ticket id (and eventually login information
> for new requestors).  Then it _is_ important that one autoreply is
> sent out for every Ticket; but still I disagree that the one who issues
> 500 requests in i.e. one hour should get 500 autoreplies; by putting a
> limit somewhere, uncontrolled loops are efficiently stopped - such extreme
> amounts of requests can only be generated through loops or scripts, and if
> a script really needs to get those receipts ... well, there are
> workarounds.
> My conclution is that there should be some limit, but that the limit must
> be configurable.  For our usage, one autoreply pr week makes sense for
> most queues - for your usage, twenty replies in three minutes might make
> more sense.
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