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Vacation messages

Setting up vacation messages via webmail

The vacation message enables users to communicate their unavailability for a certain period of time..

In order for it to work correctly, the notification has to be set up via webmail https://mail.uni-bonn.de.
 
Please pay attention to the following:
  • You cannot use your own e-mail address to test the vacation message (oneself will not be informed)
  • The activated vacation message will be sent to every contact only once. It will be regulated with a designated notification list. This way, endless loops are prevented.

Procedure (Layout: Viewpoint) 

  • Sign in onto webmail with your e-mail address

  • Click on the button “Mail Control” to open the designated window for establishing rules
  • Click the button “Clear ‘Replied Addresses’ list” to make sure everybody receives the message
  • The upper window bar will show the notice “notification list deleted”, when successful
  • Fill in the blanks for “Starts”, “Ends” and “Vacation message” and thereafter click the button “Enable
  • The notice “Rules updated” will appear in the upper window bar
Upon doing so, everyone will receive a vacation message for the time that you stated in the settings. This does not depend on the e-mail client that you are using, since the vacation message is deposited on the e-mail server.
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