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How To Enable Your OOO Email Autoresponder in Gmail
Taking some time off? Learn how to set up your vacation autoresponder in Gmail both on desktop and in your mobile app to let people know you'll be OOO.
If you're planning to take some time off from work or are just going to be away from your email for a while, setting up a vacation autoresponder in Gmail can be a useful way to let people know that you're unavailable.
This can help to prevent people from expecting a response from you while you're away, and can also provide them with alternative ways to contact you in case of an emergency.
Here's how to enable your vacation autoresponder in Gmail on your computer:
- Open your Gmail account and click on the gear icon in the top right corner of the screen. This will open the settings menu.
- In the settings menu, click on the "See all settings" option.
- In the settings page, click on the "General" tab.
- Scroll down to the "Vacation responder" section.
- In the "Vacation responder" section, click on the radio button next to "Turn on vacation responder."
- In the "Subject" field, enter a subject for your vacation autoresponder. This will be the subject line that people see when they receive your autoresponder message.
- In the "Message" field, enter the message that you want to send to people while you're away. This can be a brief message letting them know that you're unavailable, and can also include alternative contact information in case of an emergency.
- In the "Start" and "End" fields, enter the dates that you want your vacation autoresponder to be active. This is the time frame during which your autoresponder will be sent to people who email you.
- In the "Send vacation responses to" field, choose whether you want your autoresponder to be sent to everyone or only to people in your contacts.
- Click on the "Save Changes" button to enable your vacation autoresponder.
Once you've set up your vacation autoresponder in Gmail, anyone who emails you during the time frame that you specified will receive your autoresponder message. This can help to prevent people from expecting a response from you while you're away, and can also provide them with alternative ways to contact you in case of an emergency.
Here's how to enable your vacation autoresponder on your Gmail mobile app:
- Open the Gmail app on your mobile device and tap on the menu icon in the top left corner.
- From the menu, select "Settings" and then choose the email account you want to set the autoresponder for.
- Under the "General" section, tap on "Vacation responder."
- Turn on the vacation responder by sliding the toggle switch to the right.
- Enter the subject and message for your autoresponder. You can also choose a start and end date for the autoresponder to be active.
- Once you're satisfied with your settings, tap on "Save" to activate the autoresponder.
And that's it! Your out of office autoresponder will now be active for the specified time period. Any new emails received during this time will automatically receive your autoresponder message.
If you need to make changes to your autoresponder settings, simply repeat the steps above and adjust the settings as needed.