Do you want to let people know that you are going on holiday or on vacation and when you will be back? Or do you want to let senders in general know that your reply may be delayed due to an increased volume of emails? Then take a look at StartMail's new Auto-reply feature.
To set up an Auto-reply for incoming emails to your main address, follow these instructions:
Log in to your StartMail account at https://mail.startmail.com.
Click Settings in the top right and select Mail settings on the left panel.
Under 'When should auto-replies be sent', select whether the reply should be sent Never, Always, or as an out-of-office message during a Fixed duration or a Weekly schedule to the senders of incoming messages.
Specify Timezone, Start date / End date and the time you want the Auto-reply to be sent.
How the date is displayed depends on the language of your browser and not on the date format you have selected in StartMail.
- With entering Weekly schedule, you are able to set up an auto-reply for certain weekdays.
- Specify Timezone, Days of the week and Start time / End time you want the Auto-reply to be sent.
Then enter the text that should be sent automatically to the senders under "Message text". Also add a signature, as the automatic reply will not be sent with your default signature.
- Click Save.
- Auto-replies can only be set up for main addresses, not for aliases.
- If you receive multiple emails from the same sender while the auto-reply is set up, that particular sender will only receive 1 auto-reply every few days.