Setting Up an Out-of-Office/Vacation Message in Gmail

Out-of-office or vacation messages are a great way to let people know you may be delayed in getting back to them, or that your email address is changing. Google offers a service for Gmail users that allows for automatic out-of-office replies. Wharton students may find the service useful for the following situations: 

  • Travel during school breaks.
  • Notifying contacts that your email address will change (following Graduation or other circumstances).

Before You Start 

You might need one or more of the following before you can complete this task: 

  • An active Gmail account (Google@Wharton or personal)

  Sample Address Change Notification
example of automatic reply email


Gmail provides step-by-step directions on setting up an out-of-office reply:


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