How to Enable and Use Autoresponder in your Gmail Account

Want something that replies to the emails you received? Setup Vacation responder in your Gmail account. It is a preinstalled feature in Gmail that works as an autoresponder. The feature is useful if you won't be able to access your Gmail account for some days, such as on vacation. Vacation responder allows you to add your message that you want to send to anyone who emails you when you're not online. You can easily setup autoresponder from your Gmail account settings. Here is how to enable and use an autoresponder in your Gmail account.

 Setting up "Vacation responder" in Gmail

  1. Start a new tab in your browser and go to 'Gmail.' You should now see Gmail inbox on the next page if you account is signed in already. Or else, you will see Gmail's sign in form.
  2. If you're viewing your inbox and emails on your screen, then check the account you're signed in to. If it is the one on which you want to use the autoresponder, then keep going through the steps. Or else sign out and sign in again with the right account. For signing in to Gmail enter your Google account email and password, then click 'Sign in.'
  3. On the inbox screen, click on the 'Gear' icon next to the page navigation button near the top. Clicking it will open a dropdown menu.
  4. Go to 'Settings' and click on it.
  5. Now, go to 'Vacation responder' section in the General tab.
  6. And click the radio button of 'Vacation responder on.' Doing so enables the autoresponder in your Gmail account.
  7. Now, click the First day field and enter the date from which you want to feature to start working. You have to set the First day, even if you wish to use autoresponder from today or immediately, although Last day is optional.
  8. If you want the feature to won't stop working until you want, then make sure to remove the checkmark from the 'Last day' box, as well as clear the field or leave it blank.
  9. After setting up duration, click the Subject field to enter the subject you want.
  10.  Next, click on 'message body' to enter your message, including:
  • When you'll come back online.
  • When you are expected to answer to them.
  • How can they contact you in an urgent situation or to whom they can contact?
  • Provide an alternate email address, if needed.
  1. Now, decide the audience to whom you want to send it to. If you wish only the persons in your contacts to receive your message, then click the box of "Only send to people in my Contacts'. If you want it to send everyone, then leave the box blank or clear it.
  2. Check everything once, and click on 'Save Changes' button at the bottom.

You're all done! Autoresponder (Vacation responder) is successfully enabled in your Gmail account and ready to use. You can test the feature by going offline for some time. In future, if you want to stop the feature, turn Vacation responder off.

Deam Jones is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for Norton security products at


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