How to Setup a Comcast Email Auto-Reply Message

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It's amazing how fast orders are processed over the Internet. Purchase a new baseball glove or pair of shoes and you get an email confirming your purchase almost immediately after paying for it. Companies setup email with a built in auto-reply system to send a copy of your order to you. You can setup an auto-reply message through your Comcast email account to send quick responses to everyone sending you email. Comcast makes it fast and easy to setup an auto-reply message for all of your Comcast email accounts.

Think through and write out the message you want to send people with the auto-reply message system. You need to take into consideration who sends mail to the account and what they need to hear from you.

Go to the Comcast.net website to access your Comcast account (see Resources below).

Choose to open the email portion of your Comcast account by clicking on "Email."

Look on the left side of the webpage for the "Preferences" option and click it.

Select the "Auto-Reply" option when the "Preferences" window opens.

Find the words "Enable Auto Reply" on the web page and select "Yes." You can turn the auto-reply system off by changing the "Yes" to "No" when you are done using the system.

Write your message in the large white box by the words "Automated Response Message."

Finish the auto-reply message setup by clicking the "UPDATE" button on the bottom of the webpage.

Send a message to your newly changed Comcast email account using a different email account. If you only have one email account, ask a friend to send you a quick email to test the auto-reply system.

Wait a minute and then check the email with the sending account to see if you received the automatic message.

Tips

  • check Use the email auto-reply message to inform people you will not be available to answer their emails if you will be away from your computer for awhile.
  • check Create an additional email account to use for everything except communicating with friends and family.

Warnings

  • close Don't tell people you are out of town for a set amount of time through your auto-reply message. You don't want to invite someone over to sort through your things while you are gone.
  • close Sending auto-reply messages will send email back to spammers, confirming your valid email address. Setup Comcast's email spam filter to over attempts by spammers to flood your email account with ads.