This website provides a mechanism to enable or disable an auto-responder (previously known as a "vacation" message) for incoming email on "@uoregon.edu" accounts. Once
enabled, the auto-responder will send a message of your choosing to the apparent sender of an incoming email.
Please note: Each sender will receive your "auto-response" message only once while the auto-responder is enabled.
- Auto-responders and spam: Please be aware that auto-responders will automatically respond to unwanted spam email just as they will to real mail, and using an
auto-responder may result in the 'confirmation' of your email address (and a subsequent general increase in spam levels for your account).
- Auto-responders and mailing lists: You should also know that while we try to avoid having the auto-responder accidentally reply to list postings, the
auto-responder may be unable to identify some mail that's coming from a mailing list. As a result it may sometimes respond to list mailings, causing the mailing list
owner to summarily cancel your subscription.