An autoresponder is an email service providers program that automatically answers e-mails sent to it. There are types of automated email that you write once, schedule and are sent automatically.
Types of Autoresponder
For business accounts:
Autoresponder business emails are sent automatically when the system triggered by a user action. When a visitor signs up for a newsletter, purchases a product or signs up for a discount, the welcome email is sent after the action.
When a visitor joins for an email course, the course emails which are created to teach a topic to subscribers, are sent automatically in a predetermined intervals.
When a customer purchases a product, selling types of email is sent to user automatically. This type of email may contain recommendations based on the customer taste.
When a customer adds an item to a shopping cart on the organization’s website, unused cart email is sent in order to remind the customer that their wished products are waiting for them.
For individual accounts:
When an email account user sets a time limit to reply an email message and exceed this limit, time-based email is sent automatically. When an email account user goes on leave, he/she creates an autoresponder saying that he/she is on vacation and will be back in two weeks later.
The on leave email is sent automatically to those who email him/her during two weeks. When an email account user want to celebrate a special day of his/her email senders, she/he creates an automatic occasional email.
How to Create Autoresponder in Gmail?
- Open “Settings”
- Turn on “Canned Responses”
- Create a template you want to use for auto-replying messages.
- Select “Show Search Options”.
- Define the criteria to apply the filter, such as email of sender or any words in subject line.
- Select “Create Filter”
- Choose and set criteria for skipping, deleting or replying the message.