October 11, 2011

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Holiday Email Checklist

We know you’re just hours away from rushing out of the office for a well-deserved holiday, but before you go take a few moments to make sure you’ve set up your “out of office” email responder with all the right information.

All good email programs should have the option to set up an out of office response to emails that come in over the holidays (if you happen to be using Gmail, you can find by clicking “settings” at the top of the page, the scrolling down to “vacation responder”).

When you write your out of office message, make sure you include the following:

  • Thank the person for their email.
  • Tell them when you will return to the office (take care with your wording - using “until” can be ambiguous).
  • Let people know who they should contact if they have an urgent request.

Most importantly, don’t forget to set the date when the responder should shut off, otherwise your holidays could last a very long time!

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