Friday, May 20, 2016

Vacation Responder in Gmail

Summer is fast approaching, and its important to remind people who send you emails during the summer months that you may not be checking your email for a while, and therefore they may not get an immediate response. Google actually makes this pretty easy to set up. The "Vacation Responder" is set up inside the Gmail settings and gives you options pertaining to turning on and off the "out of office" response.

To set up your Vacation Responder:
  1. Open Gmail.
  2. In the top-right, click the gear Settings.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Scroll down to the Vacation responder section (stay in the "General" tab).
  5. Select Vacation responder on.
  6. Fill in the date range, subject, and message.
  7. You can limit who can see your vacation response:
    • Check the box next to Only send a response to people in my Contacts if you don't want everyone who emails you to know that you're away from your mail.
    • If you use Google Apps, you'll also see an option to only send a response to people in your domain. If you check both of these boxes, only people who are in your contacts and your domain will receive the automatic response.
  8. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.
Read more about Out of Office, or Vacation Responder on Google's help site.

Or watch our video setting this up below.

And once you're done setting your automatic response, turn up the volume on your computer, sit back, relax, and let Alice Cooper serenade you!


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