vacation is a program that will automatically respond to incoming e-mail.

To configure vacation, you need to call it from a terminal:

$ vacation -i
This will start a session to guide you through the configuration of your vacation message. For help, type one of:
$ vacation -h
$ man vacation

Please test your vacation setup before leaving and use the test option for this purpose. The test option will clear the response cache (after confirmation) so that you can repeat the test, if needed, without waiting for the response delay time for responses to the same sender.

For users of pre May 2008 vacation:

Your ~/.forward file is no longer completely removed. In most cases, the uninstall option should revert to the previous state.

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