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How to Setup Vacation Settings or Email Forwarding for Rice Email (Cyrus Mail Users)
This document details vacation settings as well as how to setup email forwarding for faculty, staff, and graduate students for email (using Cyrus mail servers).
Step 1: Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students: Log in to your WebTools to manage your vacation settings at https://ricemail.rice.edu/. Once logged in, select WebSieve.
Step 2: This will take you to SmartSieve (also known as WebSieve) where you will be prompted for your NetID and Password.
Step 3: Once logged in, click on Vacation Settings.
Step 4: Under the Vacation Settings, edit the vacation message. Click Save Changes. To enable the new message, click Enabled.
Select the number of days between "vacation email responses"
This option allows you to set the frequency of your vacation email responses. For X number of days between responses, someone emailing you multiple times during your vacation period will only receive an automatic reply once every X days. For example: Setting days between responses to "2" days: If someone emails you every day, they only will receive this vacation response every 2 days.
(Setting Websieve rule for the first time)
Enter the email address(es) that this Websieve rule will apply to and then select the email address to which this rule will apply. These email addresses are the ones you wish to send vacation email responses from if you receive an email to those addresses.
(In this example, All e-mail addresses were selected, and the NetID and 2 vanity email addresses were added to reflect the days between responses.
Step 5: This rule is enabled when you see the green checkmark. Be sure your rule is both saved, and Enabled.
Step 6: Log out if you have completed SmartSieve processes.