Option to not receive automatic replies
Lotus Notes has this option :-)
Here's the scenario... I address an e-mail to some colleagues, and the mail tip tells me that one of them is out-of-office, or travelling. But I still want to send the e-mail to them. I send the e-mail, and then a few seconds later I get that person's out-of-office notice. I already know they're out-of-office, the mail tip told me, so I don't need that out-of-office reply.
And sometimes I need to send an e-mail to a bigger audience, and I don't care if they're out-of-office or not.
Roy F commented
I sometimes send mail (e.g. announcements) to groups of people and don't want to receive automatic Out of Office replies (the larger the group and mail sent around holidays are the most painful). I would like a Delivery option to "Avoid Automatic Replies" that can be set on a message before sending. When selected, the recipient would not send me an automatic reply and I not be marked as notified, so if I sent than a message after that. I would receive the automatic reply.
o I don't want to change the reply to address, because I want manual replies.
o I don't want to create a rule to delete OOO replies because I want them on all other mail.