Out-of-office replies can ricochet through email lists like spam and even put you in harm’s way. Are they evil?
At first blush the new policies look like a good thing… until they start hitting email discussion groups and creating all sorts of havoc! Bottom line: blame spammers.
You have control over what recipients see in the “from” field when they receive email from you. But the “to” field when you’re receiving a message? Not so much.
You’re not a spammer, I know that – but you’re acting like a spammer. And there’s your problem.
This is a frustrating situation that happens regularly to businesses running email lists. More than likely someone on your list is automatically forwarding. There is one way you may be able to track down the source.
Internet and on-line petitions seem like a quick and easy way to make a statement. Unfortunately at best they’re ineffectual, and at worst they do real harm.