Email automatic replies
The autoreply option for email is very often used, particularly in business messages. Proper Netiquette greatly encourages this practice. Some important message might go unanswered within a reasonable timeframe if this feature is not employed when the intended recipient will be unavailable for a day or longer.The following are basic elements which should be included in all business autoreplies:
Time of absence/return
Whether other key personnel are also out
Assurances of a prompt reply upon one’s return
Superfluous information should not be included such as what the absence is or where the addressee will be. The following is a good sample of a good autoreply:From: Paul Babicki [email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, April 7, 2014 10:26 AM
To: Serkan Gecmen
Subject: Out of Office Autoreply: Tabula Rosa follow up
I am currently out of the office and I will be returning on April 10. Your email will be promptly returned when I return.If your inquiry is regarding support, please contact the help desk at
If your matter is urgent and you require immediate attention, please contact
Laurie Houghton, firstname.lastname@example.org / 609 818-1802. Laurie also has
the ability to contact me if necessary.
Thank You,Paul Babicki
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