The mailbox autoresponder can be set when you are on vacation of absent for any reason. Once set up all incoming emails to the chosen mailbox will be automatically replied to with a preset response.

To set the autoresponder navigate to the mailbox settings and set the Autoresponder section to active. Once active you may select a timezone, this is important as specific times may be chosen for the autoresponder to be active for each day of the week and if you client are in other parts of the world an incorrect timezone may cause your autoresponder not to be sent. A template can be used or a custom message my be added to an autoresponder email, in either case variables are available to be added.

{{date}} – representing the current date

{{nextAvailableDate}} – represent the next a date in the crew planner your user account is not booked for.

These variables will be replaced when with the corresponding value when the email is triggered. Adding these two variables to your autoresponder message template allows the same template to be used multiple times without the need to manually change the dates you are out of the office.

Finally, as mentioned, the exact time of day the autoresponder is active can also be defined. Each day of the week may be customized to allow for inconsistent absences (9am-1pm on Tuesday and Wednesday for example), however adding “0” to a day will automatically set the responder as active for the entire day. Details on this and more are explained in the tutorial below:

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