Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in comments
Search in excerpt
Filter by Custom Post Type
Content from
{ "homeurl": "", "resultstype": "vertical", "resultsposition": "hover", "itemscount": 4, "imagewidth": 70, "imageheight": 70, "resultitemheight": "auto", "showauthor": 0, "showdate": 1, "showdescription": 1, "charcount": 3, "noresultstext": "No results!", "didyoumeantext": "Did you mean:", "defaultImage": "", "highlight": 0, "highlightwholewords": 1, "openToBlank": 1, "scrollToResults": 0, "resultareaclickable": 1, "autocomplete": { "enabled": 1, "googleOnly": 1, "lang": "en", "mobile": 1 }, "triggerontype": 1, "triggeronclick": 1, "triggeronreturn": 1, "triggerOnFacetChange": 1, "trigger": { "delay": 300, "autocomplete_delay": 310 }, "overridewpdefault": 0, "override_method": "post", "redirectonclick": 0, "redirectClickTo": "results_page", "redirect_on_enter": 0, "redirectEnterTo": "results_page", "redirect_url": "?s={phrase}", "settingsimagepos": "left", "settingsVisible": 0, "hresulthidedesc": "0", "prescontainerheight": "400px", "pshowsubtitle": "0", "pshowdesc": "1", "closeOnDocClick": 1, "iifNoImage": "description", "iiRows": 2, "iiGutter": 5, "iitemsWidth": 200, "iitemsHeight": 200, "iishowOverlay": 1, "iiblurOverlay": 1, "iihideContent": 1, "loaderLocation": "auto", "analytics": 0, "analyticsString": "", "show_more": { "url": "?s={phrase}", "action": "ajax" }, "mobile": { "trigger_on_type": 1, "trigger_on_click": 1, "hide_keyboard": 0 }, "compact": { "enabled": 1, "width": "300px", "closeOnMagnifier": 1, "closeOnDocument": 0, "position": "fixed", "overlay": 0 }, "animations": { "pc": { "settings": { "anim" : "fadedrop", "dur" : 300 }, "results" : { "anim" : "fadedrop", "dur" : 300 }, "items" : "fadeInDown" }, "mob": { "settings": { "anim" : "fadedrop", "dur" : 300 }, "results" : { "anim" : "fadedrop", "dur" : 300 }, "items" : "voidanim" } }, "autop": { "state": "disabled", "phrase": "", "count": 100 } }
Share This Post Now!

By Mike Barnett

RISMEDIA, May 28, 2008-I often get asked questions about auto-responders. Things like: What are auto-responders? How are auto-responders best used? What is the difference between an auto-responder and a vacation message?

Let’s start with the basics. What is an auto-responder?

An auto-responder is just that. When a message arrives at your e-mail address, a response is returned to the sender “automatically.”

How are auto-responders best used?

Auto-responders can be used to provide targeted information about products and services that you offer and/or provide.

Let’s look at an example of how to use an auto-responder.

What if I created an e-mail alias called for one of my listings?

Because is a unique identifier (there can only be “1”, I can create a rule (sometimes called a filter), which will automatically send the message to a special folder (maybe within a master folder called “listings”) that could be labeled “123RiverStreet.”

Because 123RiverStreet is a unique folder, I can create an auto-responder that describes my listing in detail. Within this description, I can include links to detailed descriptions of the property and the neighborhood.

You can also send a copy of the original e-mail over to a team member who is handling that property. At the same time, a copy of the e-mail address is sent to your customer relationship management software.

What is the difference between an auto-responder and a vacation message?

Actually, they are just about the same. The difference between an auto-responder and a vacation message is a vacation message should only be sent “once” per e-mail address…unless you want to continually remind people that you are on vacation. RE

Mike Barnett is CTO/VP of Technology for InternetCrusade’s

For more information, visit