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Automatically return a mail message to sender announcing that you are on vacation. To disable this feature, type mail -F "".



Append the date to logfile .

-F user

Forward mail to user when unable to send mail to mailfile .

-l logfile

Record in logfile the names of senders who received an automated reply (default is $HOME/.maillog ).

-m mailfile

Save received messages in mailfile (default is $HOME/.mailfile ).

-M msg_file

Use msg_file as the reply to mail automatically (default is /usr/lib/mail/std_vac_msg ).

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