Tech Tip Summer Extra: Coming Back from Vacation Just Got Easier…

…well, at least as far as out-of-office messages go. If you use an auto-reply message for your email when you go away for a few days, you’ll be happy to learn that you can now set a start and end time in advance.

Most of us have had the experience of forgetting to turn off our out-of-office email message when we return from vacation. Check out the new interface that will automatically turn it on and off at a specified time.

  1. In your web browser go to
  2. After logging in, select “Email Settings.”
  3. Down at the bottom of the page, turn “Vacation Message” on.
  4. To start the message up at a specified time, check the “Vacation after” box, and dial in the date and time when you want to start the vacation auto-response.
  5. To end the message at a specific time, check the “Vacation until” box, and set the date and time to turn the message off.
  6. Edit the subject and content of the out-of-office message, remembering to add a signature to the bottom if you regularly use one.
  7. Click the “Save” button at the bottom right to save the changes.
  8. Click “Logout” at the top right when you’re done.