Sun Java System Messaging Server 6.3 Administration Guide Start and End Date Checks

Start and end dates are checked after the delivery option list has been read. There are two attributes whose names are controlled by the LDAP_START_DATE (default vacationStartDate) and LDAP_END_DATE (default vacationEndDate) MTA options, respectively. If one or more of the active delivery options specified the ^ prefix character, the values of these options are checked against the current date. If the current date is outside the range specified by these options, the delivery options with the ^ prefix are removed from the active set. For more information see 17.4 Vacation Autoreply Attributes.