Do you keep having to retype the same ol’ replies when using Mail in macOS High Sierra. No more! You can set up OS X Mail to respond automatically to incoming messages with a text you have pre-composed. Here’s how:
- Launch Mail on your Mac, then open Mail>Preferences.
- In the Preferences pane click Rules, then select Add Rule.
- Enter a Description for the new rule, such as “Coffee Break” in the first line.
- A series of drop-down options will appear. Set If to be any of the following conditions are met in the second line.
- In the third line select Every Message in the drop-down list.
- When you see Perform the following actions,d select Reply to Message from the drop-down menu.
- A new item, Reply Message Text, will show up. Tap this, then create your auto-respond message. Click OK when you’re done.
- Open Mail>Preferences>Rules and check your newly-created autorespond message to activate it.
To turn off any auto-responding rule:
- Select Mail>Preferences.
- Go to the Rules category.
- Make sure the rule corresponding to the auto-responder you wan to disable is NOT checked in the Active column.
- Close the Rules preferences window.
- (This how-to is based on my experiences and info on Apple's support pages — where the images sometimes come from.)
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