How to set up an auto responder using Outlook Express:

Click on COMPOSE MESSAGE.

Scroll down past To:, CC:, BCC:, and Subject: where you're ready to type your text message.

Type in your auto responder message that you want everyone to receive when you're away.

Click on FILE, then SAVE AS.

Go to SAVE IN:  (Scroll down to where you want your auto responder saved for easy access…I recommend your desktop or my documents).

Type in a File Name & make sure you save it as type: Mail (*.eml).

Go to TOOLS then INBOX ASSISTANT.

Click on ADD.

Click the box with "All Messages" at the top of the page.

Click on the "Reply With" box.

Click on Browse, then search for your saved auto responder message (Desktop or My Documents?), and Double-Click on your message.

Click OKAY.

If you're ready to apply this auto responder now, click OKAY.

If not ready, then "uncheck" your message and click OKAY.

When you are ready to leave your auto responder, go to TOOLS, then INBOX ASSISTANT.

Click on the box.

Click OKAY.

MAKE SURE YOU GO BACK TO INBOX ASSISTANT AND "UNCHECK" THIS BOX WHEN YOU'RE READY TO RECEIVE YOUR MESSAGES AND THEN CLICK OKAY TO DISABLE THE AUTO-RESPONDER!!!!

 

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