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Day 222/365: Friday's Unscientific Poll: Automatic replies [20180810|13:16]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Poll #2084001 E-mail on holiday

When I go off on holiday, I set up automatic replies notifying senders of my absence on

my work e-mail account(s)
5(55.6%)
my personal e-mail account(s)
0(0.0%)
none of the above
4(44.4%)

I don't set up automatic replies on my e-mail account because

I like to be mysterious
0(0.0%)
I figure nobody needs to know (except maybe my boss, if I have one)
2(28.6%)
I figure nobody cares
2(28.6%)
They clutter up inboxes
1(14.3%)
Some other reason which I may describe in comments or may keep to myself (mysterious!)
2(28.6%)
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[User Picture]From: melissa_maples
2018-08-11 10:34 (UTC)
I'm kind of always off on some sort of travel or another, but I don't really subscribe to the whole regular life / holiday dichotomy - it's all just my life, so I'm never completely ignoring emails. That said, I'm quite protective of my time and autonomy, so I've trained people not to expect me to drop everything to reply to them rightthissecond. If an email is important and needs immediate attention, fine, but if it's just a chatty email or something that can wait until next week, then it'll wait until next week. I don't really like receiving autoreplies myself, so I never subject other people to them.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2018-08-13 23:23 (UTC)
I do put autoreplies on my work e-mail, but that's because I have a lot of institute-external people who want things from me. Only today, which is technically my first day off, I received multiple requests for information and/or documents "by tomorrow or end of the week". I prefer not to be nagged repeatedly because they don't know I'm away. :P
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