Benjamin Rosenbaum

Comments on "Changing of address"

I'm not sure you should put everyone in the To: line anyway, as people don't always like their email address being known to friends-of-friends.

If you put everyone's address into the BCc line and your own (or perhaps a different one of your own?) into the To line, that should be ok. Some spam filters don't like any emails without the person's own address in the To line, but a lot of requested mailing list emails won't have you as the recipient, so it should be fine...

Posted by Peter Hollo at July 23, 2007 05:15 AM

Hmm... does g-mail allow auto-responses? If so, perhaps you can do an auto-response to everyone who emails you--especially if you can set the responder to respond only once to each "from" address (a pretty typical feature for 'on vacation' auto-responses).

Posted by Ethan at July 23, 2007 08:52 AM

Surely, anyone who is anyone occasionally reads your blog? If you were, for instance, to come up with some ingenious encryption method easily dealt with by humans, but not so simply by spambot-search-spider-agent-assassin-bug-monsters of teh l337 variety, then... um.

Okay, maybe that's a not-as-good-as-it-sounds solution.

Email forwarding? Gmail does that, I think. Does the Official Website Email not also do that?

Yeah, okay. Here's what you do.

  • Go to gmail.
  • Click the settings link.
  • On the General tab, turn your Vacation Responder on and say "I've moved, you dummy," or words to that effect.
  • On the Forwarding and POP tab, turn on a forwarder to your new address.
  • Voila!



Posted by Matt Hulan at July 23, 2007 02:09 PM

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