Vacation Email Responder


This is the port of the 386bsd vacation program to Linux. Vacation is the automatic mail answering program found on many Unix systems. Currently it is just a source based release meaning you will need to download and compile it yourself. Its only external dependency at present is GDBM which your Linux distribution should provide (you may need to install the development package for it).

The maintainers for Vacation are Chris Samuel and Brian May.


  • The current stable release is
  • The previous stable release is
  • There is no current development release.

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Any Open Source project relies on its users to participate and contribute, so please feel free to test and report problems!