[How to] Enable Auto Reply in GMail

by: - Last updated on: December 17th, 2016

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Going on a vacation or an official trip? Want to send those automated “out of office” auto replies from your Gmail account? Well, you don’t need to look for third party apps or plugins. Google now has it’s own auto-responder.

Google Labs has come out with yet another new feature in GMail called Canned Responses. As reported in the Official Google Blog, you can now save a reply as a canned response, and can choose this response as a reply to the future e-mails you will be getting.


How to create Auto reply (canned response) in Gmail?

So, here is how to create Canned Responses (Gmail has now rebranded it as Vacation Responder),

  • Click on Settings (gear icon) on upper right hand corner of your Gmail inbox page.
  • Under the General tab, look for “Vacation Responder” section with On and Off radio buttons. Make sure Vacation Responder On is selected.
  • Enter appropriate subject and message body text.
  • Choose the dates it goes live and ends (optional).
  • Also note that you can have Gmail send automatic replies only to people in your address book by checking Only send a response to people in my Contacts option
  • Additionally, you can provide some useful details in the Message box like alternate mode of contact or contact details of a colleague who can be reached in your absence.

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  1. AW MAN! THIS is NOT WORKING!
    The CANNED Option at Filtering is not available, even canned has enabled before !!

  2. Please use this……

    Sign in to Gmail.
    Click the gear icon in the upper-right and select Gmail settings along the top of any Gmail page.
    From the General tab, select Vacation responder on in the Vacation responder: section.
    Enter the subject and body of your message in the Subject: and Message: fields.
    If you’ve enabled a personalized signature in your settings, Gmail will automatically append it to the bottom of your vacation response.
    Check the box next to Only send a response to people in my Contacts if you don’t want everyone who emails you to know that you’re away from your mail.
    Click Save Changes.

  3. I am trying to create a auto response email to everyone that emails my business gmail.  I went to settings and hit enabled on the auto reply to all and hit save changes.  I want to put in my business message, but I don’t see anywhere to place this and I don’t see that it works? Help anyone

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