Sending a Vacation Message

You can set up IMail Web Messaging to automatically send a vacation message to anyone who sends you mail. This feature is activated when you enter an e-mail address on the Vacation Message page. Your vacation message will be sent once to each e-mail address that sends you mail. (IMail Web Messaging tracks the e-mail addresses of those who have been sent your vacation message; this prevents any one e-mail address from receiving your vacation message more than once.)

Note: Compare this feature to the Auto Response feature (which sends an automatic response to each message that's received, regardless of whether or not the sender has already received the automatic response.

To enter a new vacation message:

  1. Select Change Vacation Message under Personal Account Options.

  2. On the Change Vacation Message page, enter a vacation message in the text box. This message will be sent once to each user who sends you mail and is limited to 1000 characters.

  3.  When you are done, click the Save button.

To modify an existing vacation message:

  1. Select Change Vacation Message under Personal Account Options.

  2. On the Change Vacation Message page, modify the existing vacation message in the text box. 

  3. When you are done, click the Save button.

To stop sending a vacation message:

  1. Delete the message from the Change Vacation Message page.

  2. Click the Save button.