Vacation Notification For Mail

Here is a small macro that can be added to your mail file to notify people when
you are on vacation.

When you leave to go on vacation, edit this macro to ensure the DateonVacation
is correct and the message being sent out says the information you want it to

To activate the macro, change the frequency to daily, or hourly depending on
how soon after you receive the memo you want to notify the sendee that your out
of the office.

When you return from vacation, edit the macro and change the Frequecy back to
This macro should be set to:
Run periodically in the background.
Updated existing documents when done.
Run on documents not yet processed by macro.
Set Frequency to "NEVER"
REM "Enter you Notes Name"
Name := "Your Name Here";
REM "Enter the day you are going on vacation";
REM "Here I am out of the office after 3pm on the 14th of December";
DateonVacation := [12/14/93 03:00:00 PM];
REM "The following determines mail getting to your database";
REM "If you receive it after your vacation date, it immediately sends a
REM "to the person contacted you."
@If(DeliveredDate = "" | From = Name; @Return("");
DeliveredDate > DateonVacation;
@MailSend(From; ""; "Your Name Here"; ""; "re: Memo sent to " + Name + " " +
Subject; "Thank you for your correspondence. I am out of the office and will
not be able to respond until 12/19/94. I appologize in advance for any
inconvience." + @NewLine + "Thanks," + @NewLine + Name);

This was first published in November 2000

There are Comments. Add yours.

TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

Disclaimer: Our Tips Exchange is a forum for you to share technical advice and expertise with your peers and to learn from other enterprise IT professionals. TechTarget provides the infrastructure to facilitate this sharing of information. However, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or validity of the material submitted. You agree that your use of the Ask The Expert services and your reliance on any questions, answers, information or other materials received through this Web site is at your own risk.