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How to make sure your vacation messages don’t fill your coworkers’ inboxes

Recommended settings to keep vacation message volume down

SmarterMail — the JerseyConnect email platform — has a few options that control how vacation messages or auto responses work.

When you set a vacation message, take a moment to ensure that these two options are checked:

  1. Disable responses to indirect mail – this will keep your vacation message from being sent to the other members of any listservs you are on, and also to your entire library in response to a message sent to all staff
     
  2. Limit responses to once daily – this will keep an individual sender from receiving your vacation message more than once a day

Here’s a quick visual reference:

Recommended settings to keep vacation message volume down
These boxes can be checked even when you aren't setting a vacation message, to prevent future problems.