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"Out of Office" Vacation Responder

The "Out off Office" Assistant previously used in Microsoft Office Outlook is referred to as the Vacation Responder in Google Mail. The Vacation Responder will automatically send response to emails sent to you while the feature is enabled. Automated response will be sent at most every four days to each unique individual who sends you a message while you are out of the office.

To enable the Vacation Responder, click the Settings link located in top right of the Google Mail window.
Scroll down to the Vacation Responder section.
Select the Vacation Responder on option.
Click the First day field. A pop-out calendar will be displayed. Use the pop-out calendar to select the first day you will be out of the office.
Click the (check box) in front of the Ends field.
Click the Ends field to display the pop-out calendar. Use the pop-out calendar to select the last date of your vacation. Doing so will automatically disable the Vacation Responder at Midnight on the selected date.
Type in a desired subject (ie. Out of Office) into the Subject field. This will be the displayed subject on all the automated responses sent from your account.
Type in a desired message into the Message field. This will be the message body of all the automated responses sent from your account.
Click the (check box) in front of Only send a response to people in my Contacts if you only want automated responses sent to people listed in your personal Conacts.
Click the (check box) in front of Only send a response to people in Ulster County Community College if you only want automated responses sent to people who have an @sunyulster.edu email address.

Below is an example of a completed Vacation Responder configuration:


Click the Save Changes button when finished.


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Vacation-v2.flv
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Susan Cagle,
Sep 22, 2010, 11:53 AM
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