Setting Up an Out-of-Office E-Mail Reply for eBay - dummies

Setting Up an Out-of-Office E-Mail Reply for eBay

By Marsha Collier

If you plan to be out of town or incommunicado for a few days, you can set up your eBay email to send an automatic response to prospective buyers who try to contact you. Any e-mail that is sent to you through eBay will be replied to with the message you set up in this area:

  1. Go to your My eBay page and click the Messages tab.

  2. Click the Change Settings link, which is to the right of the tabs on the Messages page.

  3. In the Out of Office Email Response area, select the Turn My Out of Office Response ON option.


    A window opens.

  4. Indicate the dates you will be unavailable, so eBay will know when to send out the messages.

    You can type the dates or use the drop-down calendars.

  5. In the text box, type your personal response.

    This response will be sent to your buyers while you are away.

  6. Once you’re satisfied, click the Apply button at the bottom of the page.

    After you’ve set up your out-of-office reply, you’ll see an alert at the top of your inbox. When you’ve returned from your time off, go to the same area and turn off the reply.