How to Make Everyone Hate Your Joy: A Lesson in Email Etiquette from Condé Nast

Caity Weaver · 09/13/12 10:20AM

The important thing to remember about out-of-office replies is that no one is ever happy to receive them. An out-of-office reply is your way of saying, to anyone who emails with a request, "You're out of luck, motherfucker – I'M GONE." Use them to list the dates you'll be gone and the name of an alternate contact person. Do not use them to trick people into reading all about your exciting life.