“I am currently out of the office on vacation.
I know I’m supposed to say that I’ll have limited access to email and won’t be able to respond until I return — but that’s not true. My blackberry will be with me and I can respond if I need to. And I recognize that I’ll probably need to interrupt my vacation from time to time to deal with something urgent.
That said, I promised my wife that I am going to try to disconnect, get away and enjoy our vacation as much as possible. So, I’m going to experiment with something new. I’m going to leave the decision in your hands …”
Kopelman then offered two ways to reach him and concluded: “Otherwise, I’ll respond when I return …”
Best ever? Depends on whom you ask. For instance, on its website last week, CBS News put together a short list of auto-responder dos and don’ts. Among them: