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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 Once logged in, select WebSieve.

SmartSieve/WebSieve option in Rice Webmail

Step 2:  This will take you to SmartSieve (also known as WebSieve) where you will be prompted for your NetID and Password.

SmartSieve Login

Step 3:  Once logged in, click on Vacation Settings.

Vacation Setting option
Step 4: Under the Vacation Settings, edit the vacation message. Click Save Changes. This rule is disabled by default.  To enable, click Enabled.

Vacation Messaging Box

Select the number of days between "vacation email responses"
For example:  "1" day - someone emails you every day, they will receive this vacation response daily.
number of days

(Setting Websieve rule for the first-time)
Enter the email address(es) that this websieve rule will apply to, you can then select the email address that this rule will apply to:
(In this example, All e-mail addresses were selected, the NetID and 2 vanity email addresses were added to reflect the days between responses. 

email addresses

Step 5: This rule is enabled when you see the green checkmark.

Enable option

Step 6:  Log out if you have completed SmartSieve processes.

Logout option

Keywords:vacation email to external account cyrus servers webmail websieve ricemail tools smartsieve websieve forwarding   Doc ID:70868
Owner:Dora L.Group:Rice University
Created:2017-02-21 11:41 CDTUpdated:2020-12-07 10:48 CDT
Sites:Rice University
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