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Set an Auto-Reply or Out-of-Office Reply in Apple Mail

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Learn how to Set an Auto-Reply or Out-of-Office Reply in Apple Mail.

Did you know you could set an out-of-office reply or auto-reply for your Apple mail? This includes iCloud, .me, and .mac email addresses. You can set when you want it to start and end as well! This is done through Learn how to set an auto-reply or out-of-office reply in Apple Mail in this video for Mail.

Video TranscriptIn this video, we’re going to look at how we can set automatic replies are out of office replies with Apple Mail. If you have a dot Mac account or maybe an iCloud account or a .me, these are all Apple mail accounts. If you want to set an out of office reply or an automatic reply, the way that you do this is through You can’t do this through the Mail app on the Mac, the iPad, or the iPhone. You have to do this through Let’s see how we do this. Let’s go to my Mac.

So I’m in my Mac here. Let’s first open up Safari. We do need to have safari open and we need to log into through Safari or your favorite browser. My favorite browser is Safari. So I’m going to go down to safari here in the Dock. I click on it to open it up.

Now, what we need to do is we need to go to up at the. So I type in here iCloud dot com. It doesn’t matter if you are using a dot Mac account, adopt me account or an iCloud account, you have to go to Now what you do is you will log in with your iCloud email address. Now I am already logged in here. So now that I’m logged in, what do you do? Well, all you have to do is just go down to mail here and then. Up towards the top and the upper left-hand corner. What you’re going to see is this little gear icon.

This is where we have our mail preferences. We select this and one of the options here, you’re going to see his auto reply. This is where we set up our auto reply. So I selected this and then I just go over to the start date. When do I want this out of office or auto reply to start? And. When do I want it to end?

So if you’re going on vacation, you would set it for when your vacation starts and when your vacation ends. The next thing you’ll do is you’ll add your message here. So type in what you want it to say, and the auto reply, once you have all that set, all you have to do is just go and turn this on. And then based on when your start date is, what it will do is it’ll automatically reply until your indeed.

So that’s how you can set an out of office reply on auto reply with apple mail. We need to do this through So you’ll go to login with your Apple email address, and then tap on mail or click on Mail, go to preferences and you’ll see auto reply. So that’s how you set an automatic reply or an out of office reply with Apple mail.

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