How to put a vacation or out of office message in Gmail

How to put a vacation or out of office message in Gmail

Summer is coming and most people, despite this strange year we are living, are eager to go on vacation. If you work in an office, surely you have the habit of putting an “out of office” message when you go on vacation to notify colleagues or even to send people to ask your department colleagues. But, Did you know that if you work with a Gmail email account you can also put a message on vacation or away from office? It can and is also really simple.

This can be very useful if you are self-employed or if the company you work for simply does not use its own email system. So We are going to tell you how you can put a message on vacation or out of the office in Gmail. This will allow you not to have to be attentive to the mail and answering during your holidays, since anyone who sends you an email will know that you are not available.

Automatic reply for absence or vacation in Gmail

If you are not going to use your Gmail account for a while (for example, if you are going on vacation or you will not have Internet access for a few days), you can configure a response to automatically notify others that you will not be able to contact them immediately. When someone sends you a message, they will receive an automatic email containing the message you decide to put in your automatic reply.

Let’s review how we can set this automatic response both from the computer and from an Android or iPhone mobile. It is very simple, so it will only take a few minutes and you will leave your account ready so that none of your contacts will remain unanswered during your vacation.

How to activate the automatic answer from Gmail for PC

how to put a vacation or out of office message on Gmail PC

If you are going to configure automatic response from your computer, the first thing you should do is enter Gmail and access Setting (cogwheel on the top right). Once here you go down to almost the bottom of the screen and you will see the option “Automatic response”.

Once here, we must fill in the first day and the last day that the automatic response will be active. Also the matter and the message you want people to write to you. We can also enable the automatic response to reach only our contacts, thus preventing the system from responding to all types of emails (advertising, from stores, etc.). Once the configuration is finished, we will only have to click on “Save changes” and we will have it.

How to activate automatic reply from Gmail on Android and iOS

Another option is to set up auto reply from the Gmail app for Android or iOS. Of course, we must bear in mind that the message that we configure on the mobile will also be sent when we receive emails from the computer, since it is configured at the server level, not device.

how to put a message on vacation or out of office in Gmail Android

To configure the message with the mobile we only have to enter the Gmail application and click on the three horizontal stripes from the upper left. Here we choose the Settings option and once inside the settings we select “Automatic answer”.

Another page will open that shows us a configuration system very similar to that of the computer. Here we can define the period in which the automatic response will be active, the subject and the message that we want to send. We can also select, just like on PC, only send the message from out of office or on vacation to our contacts. This will allow us to delimit the recipients of the message a little.

And that’s it, with these simple steps you will have an automatic response configured for your vacation. That way no one will think that you are not paying attention.

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