Out of Office Autoresponder template

I’m going out of town soon, and will be out for 10 days, and have no idea if I’ll have access to email or voicemail, so I researched out of office away messages and leaned heavily on Tim Ferriss’s “Best and Worst of 2007″ to come up with something that I think works for me:

Hey, it’s John here –

I’m traveling on vacation and will return on Thursday, November 18th.

http://meetwith.me/johnengler < --- That's my schedule

All email I receive between now and 11/18 will be ignored until I return, so if you have an emergency, please contact one of the following people accordingly:

Jessie
Traffic Issues
[email protected]
(Contact Jessie for ....)

Jack
General Business Development Issues
[email protected]
(Jack can triage pretty much any situation and get you in touch with the right people inside the company if it's not traffic related)

Shannon
Accounting Issues
[email protected]
(if you have an AR or AP issues, email Shannon, and she'll take care of you)

My goal is to make sure I'm not totally overwhelmed playing "catch-up" when I return, and I can hit the ground running and give you the immediate attention you deserve when I get back.

Please note that I won't be answering the phone while I'm out either. I appreciate your courtesy in advance and look forward to our paths crossing again after November 18th.

Best wishes,
John

Hoping that template will work for everyone that emails me!

I also used this auto-responder for my more personal email addresses:

Hey, it’s John here –

I’m traveling on vacation and will return on Thursday, November 18th.

http://meetwith.me/johnengler < --- That's my schedule

All email I receive between now and 11/18 will be ignored until I return, so please resend your email after 11/18, if it's important.

My goal is to make sure I'm not totally overwhelmed playing "catch-up" when I return, and I can hit the ground running and give you the immediate attention you deserve when I get back.

I appreciate your courtesy in advance and look forward to our paths crossing again after November 18th.

Thanks,
John

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