Autoresponders (Vacation-Away Messages)
Now You Can Do It Yourself


An autoresponder makes it possible for you to create a message that will be sent to anyone who sends you an email.
You might want to do this when you go on vacation and want to let folks know you'll not be able to respond to them until you return.

Now you can create these autoresponders all on your own, free of cost. Here's how to do it:


AtMail >> Directions for Autoresponder Set up in MCN's NEWER WebMail program << Click here

SquirrelMail
>> Directions for setting up Autoresponders in our OLDER WebMail program (below):

Log into MCN's Web Email by clicking on the following link: SquirrelMail Web Email
or by typing into your browser's address bar
webmail.mcn.org/squirrelmail

Click the ENTER/RETURN key on your keyboard
That should bring you to MCN's Web Email site
Log onto the site by entering your USER NAME and PASSWORD
Your USER NAME is the word before the @ in your email address
i.e. with godzilla@mcn.org, godzilla is the USER NAME


In the top row of buttons click on the OPTIONS button

Look down at the bottom of the left column and click on "Vacation / Autoresponder"

Click on the circle next to ON in the bottom left part of the window

In the "Vacation Message:" window type in your away message

Set the start and end dates of when you want your autoresponse to begin and stop:
Click on the word START and a calendar will drop down
Click on the blue tabs to choose the month and year and then click on the day of the month

Click the SAVE button



Your autoresponder will start being sent to people who email you on the date you chose as your START date.
The autoresponder will automatically turn itself off on the date you chose as your STOP date.

That's all you have to do. People who email you during the time period you’ve designated will now receive your autoresponse.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you’re going to be gone for longer than a week please take yourself off any ListServs you’re on.
This will prevent a bombardment of autoresponses to everyone else on the listserv.
Just put yourself back on when you return.
Please click on this link for instructions on how to subscribe and unsubscribe to a ListServ
ListServ subscribe/unsubscribe instructions

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