Admin Vacation Email Setup

Lamont-Doherty Administration Mail Vacation Setup Page

 

Purpose:  Set up auto response away message.

The vacation/away service will automatically reply to any incoming mail you receive while you are away or unable to attend to your mail -- for example while on vacation or out of town. That's a courtesy to let others know why you're not answering them. This form let's you install (or remove) a vacation message on this server. You should edit the default message, in the textarea below.

Note: LAMONT users should use LDEO's Web Vacation site.

NEW:  If you are on the "new" mail server, you will need to use a new procedure to set up mail forwarding or set up your vacation message.  Please read our anouncement at  Mail Forwarding and Vacation Setup.

Warnings:
A) The use of this system is limited exclusively to users with valid accounts on admin.ldeo.columbia.edu. For help contact request@admin.ldeo.columbia.edu

B) This program will clobber your existing vacation and forward files

.vacation.msg -- the message
.vacation.pag -- data base history
.vacation.dir -- data base history
.forward -- to pipe to user and vacation service.

If you want to forward your emails and set up the vacation program at the same time, then you will need to contact request@admin.ldeo.columbia.edu.

Note: This form uses strong encryption to protect your password while in transit to the web server.

Procedure:
1. Enter a valid login name and password on admin.ldeo.columbia.edu network:

Login Name:
Password:

2. Select a Task :

Activate My Vacation Message Deactivate My Vacation Message

3. Subject: Away message -- Auto Respond -- 

 

4. Type in your message:

 

 

5. Submit your request,

**** If you receive

"Internal Server Error"

simply reload the submitted page by pressing the reload button on your browser.