Out of Office Filter for Newsletter Creators

As your newsletter grows so does the number of “out of office” replies you get. On a given week I may get twenty but around the holidays I get swamped with these.

One quick solution is to set up​ a filter in your email client and automatically send them to the trash or archive them. The downside to that is many of the responses come in foreign languages which makes creating a filter difficult.

Luckily, Wes Bos created an open source Gist with many words you can use to filter off of and with the ability to copy and paste directly into Gmail.

Outside of using a noreply email, ​this is a great solution and one I’d recommend implementing.


Lead photo by Lionello DelPiccolo