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  1. If you want to keep the responder on indefinitely, don’t check the box next to Last day and leave that field blank; then you can just come back and turn off the auto-responder at any time.
  2. Log into your Gmail account.
  3. Click on the cog icon and then select Settings.
  4. Scroll down in the General settings menu, until you hit Vacation responder.
  5. Select the radio button next to Vacation responder on.
  6. Enter the time details.You need to set a First day (even if it’s today’s date, for an immediate start), but the Last day is optional.
  7. Write a subject and message. You’ll probably want this include some basic information for anyone emailing you, including:
  8. How long you’ll be offline/away from email
  9. When you can be expected to respond to them
  • To whom they should write if they have an urgent situation.
  1. Decide if it should go to everyone or just your ContactsIf you want to send it only to your contacts, check the box saying so.
  2. Click Save Changesat the bottom of the menu. Then try to stay away from checking your email while you’re on vacation!

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