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How to Set Up a Canned Reply

What you can do to reply to messages while you're away.

From: jquain@fastcompany.com

To: you@fastcompany.com

Subject: How to set up a canned reply

How will you keep emailers at bay while you're away on vacation? In Eudora Pro, write a reply with a blank "To" field. Save it using the "Stationery" option. Next, create a filter for incoming messages by going to the "Tools" menu and clicking on "Filters." Start a new filter and select "To" in the header and "Is" from the next list. Type in your email address, choose "Reply With" under "Action," and select the message you created.

A version of this article appeared in the December 1997/January 1998 issue of Fast Company magazine.

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