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MacMost Now 815: Special Email Alerts
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Well, you can set a rule to automatically reply to a message. But your Mac can only do that while it is awake and receiving email. So if you want to go on vacation and leave your Mac on, with sleep turned off, and Mail running and set to check your email constantly, then yes. But usually you would not use a personal computer for this. You would instead go to your mail server's settings and use the vacation setting there.
Your iCloud Mail has automatic vacation response. Go to iCloud > sign in > Preferences > vacation.
Is it possible to resurrect the 'bounce back' option in current version of Apple OSX 10.8.2?
Not easily, that I know of. That didn't really serve any purpose anyway. Anyone you would want to bounce an email to (spammers) wouldn't ever get the bounce or care if they did.
Gary, on my Mac and in sleep mode can i set-up an alert/sound or notification telling me i've receiced email.
i have no other Apple devices.
If you Mac is sleeping, then you wouldn't receive the email until you wake up. So there is no way for it to alert you.
The Special Email Alerts video has been extremely useful, I have been trawling through emails searching for specific ones at times and this has just saved me a lot of time and frustration.
It's a nice feature. Be great if there was a way to do this on the iPhone and iPad as I suspect more of us are on the go....and less of us in front of a desktop now. I've used a pay-for app in the past but it was inelegant and difficult.
can you use this as an auto responder . For example when you are on vacation and you want all emails coming in to know you are out? It is my understanding that Mac can not do this?