Yes,,, I know we have just had time off and this time of year we are concentrating more on starting the new year on the right and most organized foot so that this year will hopefully be easier than the last. But be truthful,,, are you not at least thinking of when you are able to have time off ? You might even have applied for your next weeks leave, so it will not cause any harm to start being organized for this event, does it?
Out of Office Assistant – Have your email answered for you by using this very easy tool, it way already be company policy and common practice in your place of work, remember to have your date of return and an alternate email of someone else that may be able to assist should the issue be urgent.
Forwarding Rule – Have Urgent or important emails sent to a specific person for urgent action by using rules. You can chose emails from a specific person or with a specific Subject line to be sent to a particular person(s), this is great if there are matters that can not wait for your return.
Delayed Delivery – Write the emails before you leave for holidays and have them sent while you are away, this is a brilliant functions and works well to remind others of deadlines. Simply write the emails and in the Options Tab select DELAYED DELIVERY and chose the time and date.
Reply to – Those last minute emails that we send just before going on leave that may require action should a reply be received before your return can cause a lot of angst. Before you send your email select in the OPTIONS tab the function where you choose who is included on the reply, that way you do not have to give out your passwords for someone to monitor your inbox they will receive a copy of the reply once received.