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How to set up Out Of Office (Auto Reply) in your Gmail account

If you'll be unable to attend to your emails in Gmail, like going on a vacation or without access to the Internet, you can set up an Out Of Office auto reply to automatically notify people that you won't be able to get back to them right away. When people send you a message, they'll receive an email response with the message you have set in your Out Of Office auto reply.

Turn your Out-of-Office reply on or off

  • On your computer, open Gmail.

  • In the top right, click Settings and then See all settings.

  • Scroll down to the "Out-of-Office AutoReply" section.

  • Select Out of Office AutoReply on.

  • Fill in the date range, subject, and message.

  • At the bottom of the page, click Save Changes.

Note: If you have a Gmail signature, it will be shown at the bottom of your Out Of Office response.

Turn off your vacation reply

When your Out Of Office reply is on, you'll see a banner across the top of your Gmail Inbox that shows the subject of your Out Of Office response.

  • To turn off your Out Of Office response, click End now.

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