An Auto-reply is also known as a Vacation message or an Out-of-office Notification. An auto-reply is sent automatically when you go on vacation or are away from the office for some time. Before you leave, you enter a subject and a message. When someone sends you an email, hMailServer will automatically send your auto-reply message to the sender.

Specifying an auto-reply message

  1. Open up an account in hMailAdmin
  2. Select the auto-reply tab
  3. Select Enable
  4. Enter a subject and a message
  5. Click on Save


  • If you leave the subject field empty, the server will automatically set the subject to Re: [subject-line of sender's original email]
  • To prevent message looping, auto-reply messages are not sent to accounts which have auto-reply enabled. Also, hMailServer only sends one auto-reply per sender.
  • We recommend that you unsubscribe from any distribution lists before you turn vacation messages on.

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