Setting Up An Auto Reply In Gmail

Have you ever been away for vacation but couldn’t stop responding to the emails you receive because they aren’t aware that you’re out of the office? Well, say no more! With Gmail, you can set up an automatic reply to those who send you an email for them to know that you’re not in the position to respond at the moment. 


You won’t have to worry anymore about informing them individually or making them wonder why you aren’t responding. Just follow the few steps below to get a hold of this.

1. Go to Gmail.

Open your Gmail using your most commonly used web browser. Make sure to log into your account so that you may be able to set up an auto-reply.

2. Click on the Settings icon at the right-upper corner of your window.

Upon logging into your account, you will automatically be redirected to your Gmail inbox. From there, locate the Settings icon, represented by a gear symbol. You will see this in the upper-right corner of your window. After successfully finding it, click on it.

3. Select “See all settings” from the panel.

Clicking the gear icon will make a side panel appear. Under the label “Quick settings,” you’ll find the button for “See all settings.” Click on that to get redirected to the settings window.

4. Make sure that you’re under the “General” tab.

The window you’ll be redirected to will compose several tabs such as General, Labels, Inbox, Accounts and Import, Filters and blocked addresses, Forwarding and POP/IMAP, Add-ons, Chat and Meet, Advanced, Offline, and Themes. Make sure that you’re under the “General” tab.

5. Enable the “Out-of-Office AutoReply” or “Vacation responder.”

After ensuring that you’re under the General tab, scroll down through the various settings and locate the “Out-of-Office AutoReply” category. There are instances that it’s labeled as “Vacation responder” instead. Enable it by putting a mark on “Out of Office AutoReply on” or “Vacation responder on,” whichever is in your Settings.

6. Set the dates that will be covered for this activity.

The first day will automatically be set on the date that you’ll turn the Out of Office AutoReply or Vacation responder on, but you may still be able to change it to the date that you’ll be away for vacation. If you want this setting to turn off automatically, put a tick on the “Last day” and input the date that you want it to be disabled – preferably the date that you’ll be back from your trip. However, you may also disable it manually, especially if you aren’t sure when you will return from your vacation.

7. Type in the subject of your email.

This step is optional, but if you want to include a subject to your automatic reply email, then you may do so by typing in your preferred subject in the box beside “Subject.”

8. Input the content of your email.

For the content of the email itself, you may type it in the box designated at the bottom. You may format them in a way that you prefer them to be – whether you want to italicize or underline something. You’ll be able to do this using the toolbar provided above the Message box.

9. Click “Save Changes” to apply the changes you’ve made.

If you’re already done composing your email, you may now click on “Save Changes” to apply the changes you’ve made to your account.

Working With Gmail

Sometimes, you really won’t enjoy your trip if you have to keep on thinking about what your clients would say if they don’t get any response from you. This is why it’s essential to be aware of how to set up an automatic response email, as this will help inform your clients and help you enjoy your vacation. Imagine, a simple few steps will change your life.