Maybe you’re out of office for an extended period of time, or maybe you need to take a break from an overwhelming amount of emails. Whatever your reason, you can setup an auto-response in Gmail to respond to every email that comes in, or only specific emails. Here’s how:

  1. Login to your Gmail account
  2. Click on the Settings icon in the upper right hand corner of Gmail
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  1. Click onSee all Settings
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  1. Under “General Settings” scroll to the bottom of the page to the “Vacation Responder”

  1. Click the button to select “Vacation responder on”

  1. Input: First and Last day, the Subject, and the Message of your auto-response.

  1. Select who to send the auto-response to. Gmail will give you the option of only sending to your contact list, or only to people internally at your company. If you want to send the auto-response to everyone, don’t select either option.
  2. Select “Save Changes” at the bottom of your screen.