You can set up a custom Out of Office or Auto-reply message that will be sent automatically in response to everyone who sends you mail while you are away.

Setting up your Out-of-Office or Auto-reply message

  1. Log in to Webmail.
  2. Open the [Preferences] tab and in the left column navigation select [Out of Office].
  3. Select “Send auto-reply message.” This will activate the message text box.
  4. Compose the text of your auto-reply message in this text box.
  5. If you wish to set a Start and/or End date for the auto-reply, put a check in the box to activate the appropriate date field. Type the date or click and hold the down arrow button to choose from a calendar.
  6. Next to Calendar, checking Show free/busy as: adds an event for that time period to your calendar marked as either Out of Office or Busy.
  7. You have the option to send a different auto-reply message to eternal senders if an alternate reply message is more appropriate.
  8. Click [Save] on the Preferences toolbar to activate the Out of Office information.

As soon as the auto-reply message has been enabled, any emails sent to your address will receive an auto-reply that contains the text of your message. Each person who sends you an email will receive only one copy of your out of office message regardless of how many emails they send you while the message is enabled.

The emails sent to your account while the auto-reply message is active will remain in your Inbox as unread.