Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Email How to Set up Yahoo Mail Auto-Reply Send automatic replies from your Yahoo Mail while on vacation By Heinz Tschabitscher Writer A former freelance contributor who has reviewed hundreds of email programs and services since 1997. our editorial process Heinz Tschabitscher Updated February 26, 2020 Email Yahoo! Mail Gmail Tweet Share Email While you're on vacation, you may also want to take a break from email. Yahoo Mail can automatically reply to incoming emails by informing the sender not to expect an answer from you right away. Instructions in this article apply to the web versions of Yahoo Mail. All steps should be the same regardless of your web browser. How to Set up a Vacation Auto-Reply in Yahoo Mail To have Yahoo Mail reply to emails automatically while you're out of the office: Select the gear in the upper-right corner of Yahoo Mail. Lifewire Select More Settings. Lifewire Select Vacation response. Lifewire Turn on the Turn on vacation response toggle switch. Lifewire Specify the start and end date for the auto-reply. Lifewire Type your auto-reply message. Lifewire Use the toolbar to apply text formatting to the auto-reply message. To send an alternate message to senders who share a domain, select the Send a different response to specific domains check box, then enter the required information. Lifewire Select Save. Yahoo Mail remembers who has received an auto-reply, so repeat senders will see just one message. How to Set up a Vacation Auto-Reply in Yahoo Mail Basic To configure Yahoo Mail Basic to reply to incoming messages automatically: Select the Account Info drop-down arrow in the upper-right corner of Yahoo Mail Basic. Lifewire Select Options, then select Go. Lifewire Select Vacation Response. Lifewire Select the Enable auto-response during these dates (inclusive) check box. Lifewire Specify the start and end date for the auto-reply, then type your auto-reply message. Lifewire Text formatting is not available in Yahoo Mail Basic. To send an alternate message to senders who share a domain, select the Different response to emails from a specific domain check box, then enter the required information. Lifewire Select Save.