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How to Set a Vacation Rule in Gmail

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To set a vacation rule in Gmail:

  1. In your Gmail account, click on the gear icon near the top, right-hand side.
  2. Choose "Settings" from the menu.
  3. Scroll down to near the bottom of the page and select "Vacation responder on". Fill in the appropriate date, subject, and message. We recommend choosing the "Only send a response to people in Santa Clara University" option so your vacation response only goes to email addresses.
  4. Click on the "Save Changes" button at the bottom of the page to save the vacation rule. 


More information from Google about vacation responders 

Dec 10, 2015