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Creating an Auto-Response Vacation Message

In this example, we're going to setup a vacation auto-responder in our webmail interface. Whether you use the webmail interface for your daily access to mail or a mail program, this method to create an auto-response message will work for you.

Step by step instructions:

  • Log into your webmail account
  • On the upper right of the screen, you will see a blue drop down menu with your email address in it. Click on this, and select Autoresponders
  • Click on the Add Auto Responder button.
  • Fill in the From, Subject, and body of the message you want to send. The From should be your email address, Subject can be something like "Vacation Auto-Response", and body explaining that you are away. Someone else may be responding to their email, or you will reply when you're back.
  • It's a good idea to specify the dates that you are away.
  • Select the start and stop dates for your auto-reply message.
  • Optionally you can select the Interval period between responding to the same sender. This way if someone sends you more than one email in a short period of time, they will only get one auto response from you.
  • Click the Create/Modify button to save your message.