Usermin is the interface we provide for managing email directly on the server. There a couple of things that work well if done on the server, such as setting auto replies, this is because your PC or Laptop don’t need to be switched on to be able to send an automated email.
The two most common forms of auto replies people use are
- a generic, thank you for your message we will get back to you shortly
- an out of the office message,normally set for a specific date range
The Usermin interface isn’t the most user friendly interface, but it is powerful and for the first option you would rarely change the reply message. However, for out of the office messages, there is a little tip that can help.
The key is understanding that all auto replies and auto forwarders are all, in fact, forms of message filters, and the filters section has far more options available that are not seen in the ‘Auto Reply’ tab.
The following video demonstrates how to set up an out of the office for a date range.
(note: whilst multisite.locally.uk enable filters, not all systems using UserMin will have these features turned on, so if you are reading this and can’t see these options, you wil need to talk to your systems administrator)