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How do I set up a auto reply message

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I would like to setup an auto reply message as I will be away from my office for period of time, how do I do this.

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It is best to do this via logging on to your webmail account using a browser. There is usually an option to use an 'Out of Office' type of message.

However, Thunderbird can do an 'Out of Office' response, but I would not advise it because it means you have to leave your computer on, logged on and Thunderbird running. This is not the most secure method because anyone can get access to everything if they access your computer.

In Thunderbird. You would need to create a Template email and store in the Templates folder. Leave the TO field empty. Subject: Out of Office. You would then need to create a Message Filter which filters after junk classification and checks that each incoming email address is in your address books. This prevents you replying to junk and selects only people in the address books. If the condition is set then perform the action to 'Reply with Template' and select the template you created.

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It is best to do this via logging on to your webmail account using a browser. There is usually an option to use an 'Out of Office' type of message.

However, Thunderbird can do an 'Out of Office' response, but I would not advise it because it means you have to leave your computer on, logged on and Thunderbird running. This is not the most secure method because anyone can get access to everything if they access your computer.

In Thunderbird. You would need to create a Template email and store in the Templates folder. Leave the TO field empty. Subject: Out of Office. You would then need to create a Message Filter which filters after junk classification and checks that each incoming email address is in your address books. This prevents you replying to junk and selects only people in the address books. If the condition is set then perform the action to 'Reply with Template' and select the template you created.

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Thank you very much. I've now done this through the web.