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You’re leaving for vacation, so you dutifully set up the classic “Out of the office, will reply to your message when I get back” e-mail auto-responder.

But the auto-reply message doesn’t get rid of the nagging feeling that you’re missing something. You may find yourself checking your smartphone regularly for “important” e-mails anyway.

Before you go on vacation, set up a custom auto-reply system that will make it easier for you to relax.

1. First, consider setting a different date than your actual return. The standard auto-reply message is: “I’m out of the office and will get back to you when I return to the office on April 5. If this is an emergency, contact John Smith at johnsmith@example.com.”

If you use this standard message, you’re promising to get back to people on the day you return from vacation, when you’ll probably be too swamped to read and answer all your e-mail.

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