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How to Setup an Autoresponder in Gmail

Establishing an autoresponder for your business email is an excellent way to look professional, set boundaries & expectations for your clients and give clear next steps. Plus, it allows YOU as the business owner to step away and take a break. In this short video and tutorial, learn how to setup an autoresponder in gmail for your business.

We know everyone learns differently – if you prefer video, please watch the video tutorial below! If you’re more of a step-by-step person, we’ve written out the steps under the video.

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How to Set Up an Autoresponder in GMail – Step by Step:

  1. Log in to your gmail account
  2. Click the gear icon on the top righthand corner
  3. Click “Settings”
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the General tab (the one you’re on!)
  5. Find “Vacation Responder”
  6. Add in your autoresponder message, set the dates and save.


  • You don’t have to add a signature, it will pull from your preset signature
  • You don’t HAVE to set dates, you can manually turn the autoresponder on and off.

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Sam Munoz

Sam is the CEO and lead web developer of Sam Munoz Consulting, LLC. Through years of coding, development & design experience - she is all about simplicity, minimalism & making websites that align with her client's business models & goals.

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