This will only work depending upon how your mail server is configured. If you have a Mail directory for each user, you should be able to follow these instructions in order to automatically send a reply to everyone who emails you, useful for notifications of being on holiday or out of the office.
Go into your mail folder and create a file called .procmailrc and then edit this file to contain the following:-
LOGFILE=$HOME/.procmaillog VERBOSE=no SHELL=/bin/sh :0 c * !^From +firstname.lastname@example.org * !^Subject:.*Re: * !^FROM_DAEMON * !^X-Loop: email@example.com * ^TOemail@yourdomain.com | (formail -t -rI"From: firstname.lastname@example.org" \ -A"X-Loop: email@example.com" ; \ cat .vacation.txt) | \ /usr/sbin/sendmail -oi -t
Substitute firstname.lastname@example.org in the script above with the email address to which you want an auto-response made from.
The email@example.com in the formail line is optional and is the email address from which your auto-response message will come from. This is handy if you want a different email address to one you use regularly or don't want spammers picking up your real email address from auto-responses.
Next, you need to create the actual 'vacation' message that will be automatically sent to everyone who emails firstname.lastname@example.org - called .vacation.txt in the example above.
Create a new file called .vacation.txt containing something like the following text.
This is an auto-responder for <your name>'s email. I am out of the office and out of all email contact until ..... I will respond to your email on my return.
Now, whenever anyone emails email@example.com the mail will still be delivered to your mailbox and they will additionally receive an email containing the text in the .vacation.txt file