Thank you for patiently waiting. The process has two phases. First, you need to create a Notepad TXT file containing your out of office reply. Here are the steps:
Creating vacation reply in Notepad:
1. Open Notepad from your computer.
2. Type the message you want to appear in the body of your auto response.
3. Select File | Save from the menu.
4. Type Vacation Auto-Reply under "File name:".
5. Make sure Text Documents (*.txt) is selected under "Save as type:".
6. Click Save.
7. Close Notepad.
After the TXT file is created, please remeber where you saved it because you will need it in the next phase.Adding the Out of Office Reply in Windows Live Mail
- Open Windows Live Mail.
- Click Folders tab.
- Click Message rules. See screen shot:
- Under "Select one or more conditions:" enable For all messages option by clicking the check box beside it. (You need to scrool down)
- Under "Select one or more actions:" enable Reply with message option. (You need to scroll down as well). See the screen shot for steps 4 and 5:
- Click message beside Reply with under To edit this description, click the underlined word.
- When the pop up box opened, click the dropdown box beside "File name:" field and select Text (*.txt).
- Navigate your folders go to where you've stored the vacation reply you've created in Notepad in the first phase.
- Click open (after selecting the file) or double click the file name.
- Now, it shall look like this:
- You can name the rule to any ame for your reference as to what the rule is doing. It is named as New Email Rule #1 by default.
- Click Save rule button.
- Click OK button to close.
That should make it. Your Windows Live Mail will then email the message to someone who sent you an email as an auto "out of office" reply.
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