Monday, 19 December 2011

Changes to Vacation Message Facility

As we continue to decommission in-house University email services in favour of superior services provided by Google, the next service to be replaced is the Vacation Message facility. Google Mail provides an out of office facility from within the mail settings screen with the following advanced features:

  • Specify a start date - lets you set up a vacation message in advance
  • Stores previous vacation message - you can just amend the dates for your next holiday
  • Specify who will receive the vacation message - everyone, University members, or just your contacts
The in-house vacation message facility will be decommissioned next year, however, we suggest you start using the Google out of office facility straight away. Instructions are available via the link below:

Google's Out of Office (Vacation Message) Facility