How to Setup Auto Vacation Response on Gmail, Yahoo and Hotmail

Last Updated: January 9, 2014

Gmail, Yahoo and other free email providers are offering the way to setup the auto response while you away from your office. It is nice inform your business clients or your friends from the contact list with auto response Email when you are out of office or unable to respond back your emails for a while.

We listed the steps to setup Auto Vacation Response for the most used email clients like Gmail, Yahoo Mail and Hotmail.

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Related: How to Setup Auto Vacation Response on MAC Mail and Microsoft Outlook

Setup Vacation Response in Gmail:

Login to Gmail account with user credentials. Click on the setting icon on right top of the email window. Click on Settings and go to General Tab. Scroll down until you see Vacation response.

gmail vacation response setting

Turn on vacation responder and set the First day and Ends with Subject and your Message. There is an option to set to send the auto reply only to your contact list.

Setup Vacation Response in Yahoo Email:

In Yahoo mail, go to settings on right top corner of yahoo email window. In settings window, select Vacation Response. Set date for a particular time period by selecting date on From and Until fields.

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Type your message that you want for the vacation response. You can make sure the auto response by clicking on Send Sample Code To Me button.

Setup Vacation Response in Hotmail:

Click on settings icon on Hotmail settings button. Please select More mail setting and click on Sending automated vacation replies under Managing your account section.

hotmail vacation response setting

Select Send vacation replies to people who email me and type your message. You can select Only reply to your contacts if you only prefer to send auto reply emails to your contact list.

If you already setup your Gmail, Yahoo or Hotmail with your MAC Mail or Microsoft Exchange client, please check this post to see How to Setup Auto Vacation Response on MAC Mail and Microsoft Outlook .


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