How To: Make Gmail Send Automated Responses To Anyone

14 05 2007

SOURCE: Ask Lifehacker: Set up a filtered response in Gmail? – Lifehacker

File this one under, “I can’t believe I didn’t think of it first“.  I could kick myself this is so simple.

Here’s the tutorial from lifehaker:

 From here on out, I’ll refer to you main Gmail account as Gmail 1 and your second as Gmail 2 (could it get more complicated?).

  1. Set up a filter in Gmail 1 that forwards messages to Gmail 2 that you want to send the auto-response to.
  2. Head over to Gmail 2 and go to the Accounts settings tab. You need to add your Gmail 1 address to your Gmail 2 account so that Gmail 2 can send messages as Gmail 1. Then set Gmail 1 as your default account in Gmail 2. This way all messages you send from Gmail 2 will still look like they’re coming from Gmail 1.
  3. Set up a Vacation responder in Gmail 2. Done!

Now when you receive a message from the sender you want to always auto-respond to, Gmail 1 will forward the message to Gmail 2, which will automatically send out your pre-defined response as though it’s coming straight from Gmail 1.

SEE!!!  Its so simple.  You set up a filter on one gmail account to autoforward emails to another account that has the vacation responder on with the message of your choice.  I still can’t believe I didn’t think of this.

Good on Ya Lifehacker, you got one up on me.



5 responses

27 05 2007
Savvas Kyriakidis

Is that an automated response? I did not put my particulars in these fields myself. They were put automatically as you sent. I was looking for automatic response in another context. But just for the heck of it I give you this note. I will look at it more thorougly some other time.

All the best

28 10 2007

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