Before heading out for the holidays, it is essential to set an out-of-office email reply.
There are some basic elements a professional auto-response email message should contain. The email should include the length of time you will be gone, your expected return date and a contact person in case those trying to reach you have urgent business.
In your email settings, set the start and completion date so you don’t continue sending responses after your return. Also, check that the out-of-office response is updated for both internal and external email addresses – so that your coworkers don’t get an outdated version.
– Allison Silverstein, C2 Communications