How to set up an e-mail auto reply in Thunderbird®
Mozilla Thunderbird is a free open source, cross-platform e-mail developed by the Mozilla Foundation. Its goal is to be a simple e-mail, news feed client and news group. Mozilla Thunderbird allows you to create an automated reply message. People who send an e-mail to you will receive this automated reply message. This feature is helpful when you are in a vacation or if you have switched your e-mail addresses. To set an auto reply e-mail in Mozilla Thunderbird, first launch Mozilla Thunderbird on your computer. Click ‘Write’ to create a new mail and type the response into the message body. Type the subject also. Then open the 'File' menu and select 'Save As'. Choose the 'Template' tab and close the message. Then you have to open the 'Tools' menu from your main screen and choose 'Message Filters'. Now click 'New' and type a filter name like ‘Out of office’. Then click the field next to the ‘Match all of the following’ and select ‘To’ from the first menu and ‘Is’ from the second menu and type your e-mail address in the third field. Change the status according to the actions. Then take the ‘Perform these actions’ section and select ‘Reply with template’. Change the drop down menu to your out of office template. Choose your template from the dropdown menu and click 'Ok'.
Following are the issues arising with auto reply e-mail in Mozilla Thunderbird and ways to solve it.
- E-mail Looping
- Unable to reply
- Issues with date
E-mail looping is a common problem found with auto reply in Mozilla Thunderbird. If you send a text mail to yourself from this account, it will start an e-mail loop. This will fill your e-mail inbox and sent mail with your own mail. So should be careful in sending a mail to your account. Looping can cause addition of junk mails. E-mails are sent to everyone who sent mails to you when you are out of office. Sometimes we don’t want to auto reply to every people who send mails to us. We can customize the list of people you want to send auto reply in Mozilla Thunderbird.
Unable to Reply
Sometimes even if you have set up an e-mail auto reply, auto replies are unable to send. This may be due to bad Internet connection and missing files. This may be also due to corrupted outbox. This can cause Mozilla Thunderbird to crash. If your messages are not delivered, you should clear the outbox folder. And check the settings of Auto reply in Mozilla Thunderbird. If the settings are correct, then contact the service provider.
Issues with Date
Auto replies are sent usually when we are out of office or during vacations. Sometimes there may be problem in setting date and dates may not be shown in the inbox. This can be solved by resetting Mozilla Thunderbird. Clashes may occur in date you go and in the date you arrive. The filter should be disabled when you arrive from the vacation otherwise it can continue to send auto reply e-mails.
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