If you are planning to be away from email over the holidays, consider creating an automatic e-mail reply. An auto reply is a short message that notifies those who send you e-mail that you are not available to reply.
To create an auto reply in your Temple G-mail account, first click settings along the top of your e-mail page. From the general tab, select vacation responder on in the Vacation responder section.
Then, enter the subject and body of your message in the appropriate text fields. If youve already enabled a personalized signature in your settings, it will automatically be appended to the bottom of your response. If you only want people you know to receive the automatic response, check the box next to only send a response to people in my contacts.