Setting up vacation mail for Blackberry Users

These notes were based on an email from Cathy Cooper, ODAA

Setting up vacation mail in myWaterloo

  • BB users cannot use the standard method of setting their vacation message because myWaterloo uses the same file that we use to forward the email to the BB; if you're not careful, you'll over-write the forwarding file, and email will not be sent to the BB!

  • Very briefly, you need to log on to myWaterloo, select the Spam, Forward & Vacation option, select Full Control, Show Current then make changes to:

  1. the .procmailrc file in the first window. There's a comment to highlight the code for handling the vacation message. To turn the vacation message ON, you'll need to remove the #'s from the lines starting at ":0c" till the line with "| /usr/bin/vacation". Once your remove the comments, this code will be executed.
  2. the .vacation.msg window. Here you'll type the message that you want people to receive the first time they send you email each week.
  3. when you've got everything updated, hit the Set as Shown option at the very bottom.

  • As a final test, it's always a good idea to send a message to yourself to ensure that a vacation message is generated, and that your original email is forwarded to the BB.
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Topic revision: r1 - 2005-10-31 - LawrenceFolland
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