autoresponder

noun au·to·re·spond·er
variants: or auto-responder or less commonly auto responder play \ˌȯ-tō-ri-ˈspän-dər\

Definition of autoresponder

plural autoresponders or auto-responders also auto responders
:a function of e-mail software that automatically sends a response to incoming messages
  • Unanswered e-mail is as big a turnoff as unanswered calls. Consider using your ISP's autoresponder to acknowledge received e-mail. It lets the visitors know their message arrived and gives you an opportunity to thank them for visiting the site.
  • —Victoria Hall SmithPC WorldJanuary 1999

auto-response

or less commonly auto response or less commonly autoresponse play \ˌȯ-tō-ri-ˈspän(t)s\ noun, plural auto-responses also auto responses also autoresponses
    • You can let people know you are out of the office via greeting on your voicemail and an autoresponse to e-mail.
    • Slate Magazine13 Apr. 2009

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