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Date: 2008may30
OS: Linux

Q.  Is there an autoresponder for SquirrelMail?  And if so how do I installed it?

A.  Squirrel Mail is an IMAP/POP client.  Its only running when
you are logged in so how can it automatically respond?
Some clever guys made a plugin that uses FTP to modify
the ~/.forward file that MTAs (Mail Transfer Agents) - like Postfix -
use.  Nice idea.  Users don't care how it works.

To install (on Fedora/RedHat/CentOS)...

Make sure you have a "vacation" command:

which vacation
If its not there download and install from here:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/vacation
Download the autorespond plugin from here:
http://www.squirrelmail.org/plugin_view.php?id=172
Unpackage the plugin:
cd /usr/share/squirrelmail/plugins tar xvfz <file-you-just-downloaded>
Run the config program in a terminal window:
/usr/share/squirrelmail/config/conf.pl
Enable the plugin. Login as a regular user and make sure it works.

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