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Staff Email Vacation Auto-responder
If you will be away from your email for an extended period of time, you may find it useful to notify your correspondants that you will not be replying soon. By following these instructions you will cause a message of your choosing to be automatically sent in reply to any email you recieve.
Each correspondant will only get a single notification during your vacation. Effort has been made to recognize mailing lists so that this reply will not be sent to groups of users.
Click on the Preferences tab.
Click on the Mail tab.
Check Send auto-reply message.
In In the text box, enter the auto-reply (vacation) message to be sent, such as "I am currently out of the office and am checking voice mail but not email. I will return on Jan 1, 2009."
Optionally, enter a start and end date for the message.
Click Save. The away message feature is enabled immediately.
To disable the vacation message, follow steps one and two. Then uncheck the Send auto-reply message box.