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How to setup an Out of Office Auto Reply in Google Apps

July 15, 2011

If you use Google Apps, you have countless tools at your fingertips to manage and run your various applications. You can setup an out of office auto reply email very simply! Here’s how:

1. login to your webmail (the default login URL is:

2. Go to your ‘Inbox’

3. Click on the arrow in the upper right-hand corner next to your email address

4. a list of options will appear (Privacy, Account Settings, Sign Out, ..)

5. Select ‘Account Settings’

6. Select the ‘General’ tab

7. Scroll down to the ‘Vacation Responder’ section

8. Complete the fields by indicating ‘on’ or ‘off,’ the start and end date (end date is optional), the subject, and the text of the message

9. Don’t forget to save! Scroll all of the way down to the bottom of the page and select ‘Save Changes’

5 Comments leave one →
  1. April 5, 2012 12:53 am

    I’m currently developing an addin for Microsoft Outlook which allows you to set your out of office / vacation responder directly from Outlook. Very useful if you are a Google Apps Sync for Outlook user.

  2. Ken permalink
    March 18, 2013 6:50 pm

    Thanks Very helpful It would have taken me ages to figure it out.

  3. Johnd367 permalink
    August 16, 2014 7:38 pm

    It’ll also save a lot of cash and time for those on a restricted budget who ddcfkafkdgdd

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