Andrew, you're so good to me
I assume that |mydelayedautoresponder(.pl?) can be (and most likely would be a program?)
That's exactly what I was looking for.. now I have to go cobble together some perl scripts to make the monster I'm trying to create.
Oh, and hearts.. I'm trying to create a script that will followup like a week later when a prospect emails my autoresponder..
Keeps me fresh in the prospect's mind.
Pardon me if I do some object oriented thinking here..
email and 1st response date to database
ACTION when receiving email ->
1. fire off email (autoresponder function)
ACTION when activated by cron ->
1. Check database for 1st response dates older than x days
2. Fire off emails to addresses that qualify
3. Erase email/date from database.
Question, since I'm 'rolling my own' email here, I can put in an alternate email address so bounces don't come back to the autoresponder, right?
Question 2, does sendmail/qmail/etc respond to Reply-To addresses or the From addresses? Because I'd rather have bounces go to a bounce address and real responses go to me.. and if mailers send back to From and email programs to Reply-To, that's great.
Aren't there other headers? Bounce-To, Errors-To? or something like that?
Eh, it's late.. night!