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.

A) The use of this system is limited exclusively to users with valid accounts on For help contact

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

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

1. Enter a valid login name and password on network:

Login Name:

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,

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