Setup 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 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 automatic reply email


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


Contact (for students): Wharton Computing Student Support

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