How to create an auto reply for emails


How can you create an automatic reply in Gmail settings for the sender to receive an automatic response.


  • Gmail web UI


Follow the steps described below to create email filters and select actions with them.

Step 1 Enable templates in Gmail
  1. Log in to Gmail.
  2. Click the Settings icon at the top.
  3. Select See all settings.
  4. At the top of the page select the Advanced tab.
  5. Find the Templates options.
  6. Click Enable.

Step 2 Create a new template
  1. On your Gmail main page click Compose.
  2. On the new message window, type your auto reply message.
  3. Then, at the button select the three dots and click Templates.
  4. Click Save draft as template, then Save as new template.
  5. Type the new template name.
  6. Click Save.

Step 3 Create a filter and add your template
  1. On your Gmail main page, click the Search bar at the top
  2. Then click Show search options icon
  3. Filter a common word of the messages that you need to send an auto reply (By subject, sender or message body common words).
  4. Click Search and check if the results are accurate.
  5. Go to the search bar again, click Show search options.
  6. Select Create filter.
  7. Select the action Send template and choose the template you created before
  8. Click Create filter.