An automatic response is intended for when you are away from your desk. Don’t use the automated response function of your email if you are busy working on a project or simply don’t want to respond to email. When leaving your desk for an extended period of time, such as a business trip or vacation, use the automated response to inform your colleagues and clients that you’re away from your desk, how long you are away from your desk, and when they can expect a response. Also, it is a good idea to provide an alternative means of contact, such as a cell phone.
8 Mistakes Professionals Make When Sending Emails
5. The Automatic Response