What is it?

Vacation mode, once turned on  in gmail settings,  send an automatic reply to the sender  of a message of you choice.

When and way it can it be used?

Vacation mode can be used when:

  • you are going on vacation and  need to  keep up business relationships & correspondence
  • the need to relay this information onto another person contacting you during this time.
  • if you have changed you email address and need those contacting on the old email forward to the message to a new one.
    • There are many other ways? What way do you think you can use other then the ones listed above?

Ways: The messages can range from “I am on a personal/familial/business trip and am unable to respond until X day and time. Thank you, [Your Name]” to “I have changed my email address. If you could please forward you original message to my new email [type new email here] that would wonderful. Thank you for taking the time, [Your Name]” to “Thank you for  your email. I am not in the office on this day. I work X days at X times. I will respond to your email during those business hours. Thank you, [Your Name]”.

These instances and ways are reasons why vacation mode is important!!

How you can use it!

  1.  Login into you gmail account! [UCSC or personal gmail]
  2. Click on gear button on the right side. Then select setting underneath that tab.Inbox__1__-_mlonga_ucsc_edu_-_UC_Santa_Cruz_Mail
  3. Scroll down the ‘General’ tab to section called ‘Vacation responder’. It is right under ‘Snippets’. Here you can edit and create you vacation autoemail response back here!

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4. This is how vacation mode will present show that is on and working on the main           gmail homepage

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