Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 243982
[RFE] Postfix should provide a way to set up autoreplies
Last modified: 2012-03-06 09:14:20 EST
Description of problem:
IMHO, the following is a major limitation / missing feature in Postfix:
Regular users should be provided with a facile way of setting an auto-reply
message for themselves ("I'm out of office until September." ;-) )
This mechanism should meet the following criteria:
- can be done remotely, in a facile way (via a Web interface ?)
- should be 100% independent of the way users are defined in Postfix (system
users, virtual mailboxes, virtual domains, please see
http://www.postfix.org/VIRTUAL_README.html ) or the way in which user passwords
are stored in the related IMAP server;
- users should not be able to modify other Postfix parameters or to overwrite
main.cf (as they can via Webmin or other remote administration solutions)
- should be present in the default postfix repository (probably as a separate
- should integrate nicely with other related packages (dovecot, squirrelmail, etc.)
I'm marking this as "severity=high" because I consider it of general interest,
for a large mass of users.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Postfix doesn't provide a way for regular users to set up an autoreply message
for themselves (without administrator's intervention).
Such a way should exist; it should be accesible remotely in a facile way and
should be independent of the database backend used for usernames and passwords.
Hello - any news about that, please ?
I think this request is out of the postfix package maintainer scope. It is about development of new feature and it shouldn't be done on stable RHEL-5. For physical users you could use the .forward file in home directories. Also some of the available extensions could probably full-fill you requirements too (see http://www.postfix.org/addon.html). In case it is important for your business, please escalate this through customer portal.