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What is Vacation?

Last update:2008-10-09

Vacation is a Horde module for managing user e-mail "vacation notices" or "auto-responders." It works via a local vacation program and the .forward style forwarding mechanism supported by several popular mailers.

Right now, Vacation provides fairly complete support for managing .forward style vacation notices on Sendmail or Courier mail based systems via an FTP transport. It also has some support for LDAP, Qmail, and SQL servers.

This software is OSI Certified Open Source Software. OSI Certified is a certification mark of the Open Source Initiative.

1   Obtaining Vacation

Further information on Vacation and the latest version can be obtained at

2   Documentation

The following documentation is available in the Vacation distribution:

README:This file
LICENSE:Copyright and license information
docs/CHANGES:Changes by release
docs/CREDITS:Project developers
docs/INSTALL:Installation instructions and notes
docs/TODO:Development TODO list

3   Installation

Instructions for installing Vacation can be found in the file INSTALL in the docs/ directory of the Vacation distribution.

4   Assistance

If you encounter problems with Vacation, help is available!

The Horde Frequently Asked Questions List (FAQ), available on the Web at

The Horde Project runs a number of mailing lists, for individual applications and for issues relating to the project as a whole. Information, archives, and subscription information can be found at

Lastly, Horde developers, contributors and users also make occasional appearances on IRC, on the channel #horde on the freenode Network (

5   Licensing

For licensing and copyright information, please see the file LICENSE in the Vacation distribution.


The Vacation team