Q: How do I turn off the vacation feature?

Easy way:

  Go to My Stuff -> Email Forwarding/Vacation Message or click here to get there.
  
Brower Way:

You now have new vacation tool
http://www.stat.ubc.ca/Computing/
Email forwarding and vacation message (login first)

Notes: You must Login first AND supply passwd one more time
at the bottom "Do It" button

There are 3 category
1) Remove any previously set Email vacation/forwarding
        When you come back from vacation, you need to do this

2) Set up your auto-reply message
        Before you go on vacation, you need to do this

3) Forward your Email to another address
If you don't want to use our email, (external mail providers: gmail, yahoo...)
You need to do this.  Do not "Keep a Copy" since you need to
clean up sometime to avoid email rejection due to "Over quota"

Manual way:

To turn off the vacation feature, just re-run the "vacation" program.

  1. Type the Unix command:
      vacation
    
  2. The Unix will give the following information:
      This program can be used to answer your mail automatically
      when you go away on vacation.
      You have a message file in /home/yourusername/.vacation.msg.
      Would you like to see it?
    
  3. Type "n" and the Unix will give the following information:
      Would you like to edit it?
    
  4. Type "n" and the Unix will give the following information:
    You have a .forward file in your home directory containing:
        yourusername, "|/usr/bin/vacation yourusername"
    Would you like to remove it and disable the vacation feature?
    
  5. Type "y" to disable the vacation feature. The Unix will show the following information:
    Back to normal reception of mail.
    

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