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View Poll Results: Are out-of-office auto reply's dangerous?
Yes - don't ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever...ever use an out of office reply or you are risking the security of your identity, your life and possibly the internet! 0 0%
No - these guys are morans! 8 57.14%
A little bit of column A, a little bit of column 2 3 21.43%
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Old 05-09-2017, 10:43 AM
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just make sure all your contacts are in your outlook address book, then check off the box that says only reply to those in my address book.
I'm not seeing having it reply to everyone who sends me an email as being dangerous though. It's also way too easy to miss someone by doing what you're suggesting. It's just easier to have an auto-reply that goes to everyone. I'm not afraid of the boogie man referred to in the article though.
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just make sure all your contacts are in your outlook address book, then check off the box that says only reply to those in my address book.
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that's not what you said before. you said you only reply to those in your organization. back peddling now.
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I'm not seeing having it reply to everyone who sends me an email as being dangerous though. It's also way too easy to miss someone by doing what you're suggesting. It's just easier to have an auto-reply that goes to everyone. I'm not afraid of the boogie man referred to in the article though.
I can't speak for your consulting environment. for me, all the folks i deal with directly from my company's clients are in my address book. Here, the clients don't deal with us directly until we've met them; we don't meet them until after marketing and UW get through with them. That's plenty of time for me to add them to my address book.

the boogie man is directly proportional to how many emails go into your junk mail. not sure how your org filters out junk--i.e. whether it ever gets to your email. mine allows much of it through, but sends it to junk.
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I can't speak for your consulting environment. for me, all the folks i deal with directly from my company's clients are in my address book. Here, the clients don't deal with us directly until we've met them; we don't meet them until after marketing and UW get through with them. That's plenty of time for me to add them to my address book.

the boogie man is directly proportional to how many emails go into your junk mail. not sure how your org filters out junk--i.e. whether it ever gets to your email. mine allows much of it through, but sends it to junk.
my clients are not in my address book. i don't bother with that. regardless, not afraid and my company has never told us not to send auto-replies outside the organization, so apparently they aren't afraid either.
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that's not what you said before. you said you only reply to those in your organization. back peddling now.
Lol. Defensive much?
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i might have overreacted a tiny bit
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i might have overreacted a tiny bit
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I have an extremely vague out of office message for people my email account doesn't know, since I do get some important emails from people who aren't in my address book. And a more explicit one for people it does know. But it doesn't say "I'm at such and so", it just says I'll be out until X and gives some indication of whether I will check office email rarely or never. Oh, and an alternative contact. I think you need to offer that.
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