Funny Out of Office Auto-Reply Messages

  • 1. Unlimited Access

    Thank you for your email.

    I am currently on vacation until [date] and have unlimited access to the internet and my emails. Yes, you read that correctly, UNLIMITED. That being said, I choose not to check my inbox while on leave. Kindly reach out to Mr. John who I am sure will be more helpful than me.

  • 2. Tropical Island

    Thank you for your email.

    As you are reading this automatic reply, I will be on a tropical island somewhere in the middle of the pacific ocean, sipping an exotic cocktail of blended fresh fruits, completely isolated from civilization. You may reach out to my colleague Mr. John who is covering for me until my return on [date].

  • 3. The options

    I'm currently on vacation until [date].

    You have the following options:

    • Wait for me to get back.
    • Call my colleague Mr. John
    • Panic
  • 4. Unresponsive

    You are receiving this message because I am out of the office until [date].

    If I were in the office, chances are you wouldn't receive any response at all.

    If this is urgent, please reach out to Mr. John.

  • 5. You Know Me Better

    This is an auto-reply email.

    I never respond this quickly as you already know.

    I'm out of the office until [date]. You may reach out to my colleague Mr. John for assistance.

  • 6. Treasure Hunt

    Thank you for your email.

    I am currently on vacation in Hawaii and I'm unable to read my emails.

    If this urgent, please take the nearest flight to the island and head over to the Waikiki beach. I will be the guy with the blue trunks sipping a cocktail on the floating mermaid.

    Otherwise, you can reach out to my colleague Mr. John who will be taking care of my work until my return on [date].

  • 7. It's Good I'm Not Here

    I am currently out of the office, which is probably why the business is running smoothly.

    Unfortunately, I will be back on [date] to disrupt things and restore chaos.

    Until then, please reach out to Mr. John for assistance.

  • 8. Good News. Bad News.

    Thank you for your email.

    I have good news and bad news for you.

    The good news is that I'm currently out of the office.

    The bad news is that I be will returning on [date].

    Please reach out to Mr. John or wait for me to come back.

  • 9. Don't Tell Anyone

    Thank you for your email.

    I am currently out office until [date]. I'm sure no one has noticed my absence so let's keep this between the two of us.

    If this is urgent, please reach out to my colleague Mr. John or wait for me to come back.

  • 10. Hibernation

    The person you are trying to reach is in hibernation mode and experiencing very little brain activity.

    Please reach out to Mr. John for assistance or wait for the hibernation to end on [date].

  • 11. Not Automated Reply

    This is not an automated reply. I read every word that you wrote and I typed every word here.

    I can't address your concerns until I return on [date].

    If this is urgent, please reach out to my colleague Mr. John.

  • 12. List of Restaurants

    Thank you for your email.

    I am currently on vacation, so unless your email has locations of the best restaurants in Venice, I apologize for not being able to respond.

    If this is urgent, please reach out to my colleague Mr. John. Alternatively, you can wait for me to return on [date].

  • 13. Snail Mail

    I am currently on vacation and don't have access to my email.

    Could you please resend this message using standard postal service mail to the following address: Hawai, Waikiki Beach, Chalet #7

    If this is urgent, please out to my colleague Mr. John. Alternatively, you can wait for me to return on [date].

  • 14. The Song

    I am currently on vacation and have set my phone to play [Song Name] every time I receive an email.

    I am not reading the emails, just listening to the song.

    If this is urgent, please out to my colleague Mr. John. Alternatively, you can wait for me to return on [date].

  • 15. Relaxa

    Hello, my name is Relaxa, and I am the robot in charge of [Your Name]'s mailbox while he/she is on vacation.

    I have no idea what you want but I can try to help you, though I wouldn't recommend it.

    It is better that you send an email to Mr. John if you want to avoid a complete disaster or just wait for [Your Name] to return on [date].

  • 16. Out of Work

    I am out of the office and will return on [date].

    I have incredibly easy access to my phone and the internet, but I assure you it will not be used for work purposes.

    If this is urgent, please reach out to my colleague Mr. John. Alternatively, you can wait for me to return.

  • 17. The Operator

    The person you are trying to reach is either unavailable or switched off.

    Please press zero to for operator or contact Mr. John.

  • 18. Global Mail Crisis

    Thank you for your email.

    It appears that there is a global email issue preventing the delivery of messages around the world until [date], which ironically coincides with my return to the office from vacation.

    Please reach out to Mr. John who is confirmed to have a healthy and functioning mailbox.

  • 19. For Men Only

    I am currently out of the office on maternity leave until [date].

    Please contact Mr. John or just wait for me to deliver and return to the office.

  • 20. The Poem

    Roses are red, violets are blue, I am on vacation, mails not getting through.

    Vacation ends on [date]. Please contact Mr. John.

  • 21. Not Urgent

    Thank you for your email.

    I have to assume that this is not urgent since you decided to send it in writing rather than by calling. Giving this a second thought, I just realized that my phone is switched off because I'm on vacation.

    Please contact Mr. John if this can't wait until [date].

  • 22. Vacation To-Do List

    Thank you for your email.

    I'm currently on vacation until [date].

    Here is a list of things that I intend to do during my vacation.

    1. Go to the beach
    2. Visit the museum
    3. Sleep for extended durations like humanity has not seen before
    4. Relax
    5. Watch ten movies in a row
    6. [Add more items as you see fit]

    If this is urgent, I advise you to reach out to Mr. John who will be able to assist you while I'm busy ticking off items from my vacation to-do list.

  • 23. Vacation To-Do List Part Two

    Thank you for your email.

    I'm currently on vacation until [date].

    Here is a list of things that I intend to do during my vacation.

    1. Eat
    2. Sleep
    3. Eat
    4. Sleep
    5. Eat
    6. Sleep
    7. Eat
    8. Sleep

    If this is urgent, I advise you to reach out to Mr. John who will be able to assist you while I'm busy ticking off items from my vacation to-do list.

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