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NC State Extension

Using Gmail’s Vacation Automatic Response

You can let people know that you are out of the office by setting up a vacation automatic response.

  • Sign in at at
  • Click the Settings button (looks like a gear) in the upper right corner just below your email address.
  • Click on the General tab if not already selected. Scroll down to the section titled “Vacation responder”.
  • Select Vacation responder on
  • Fill in the first and last dates
  • Add the message that you would like to be sent
  • Save your changes