An autoresponder is a feature that allows you to generate automatic customized responses whenever a specific e-mail address receives an e-mail. Typically, this feature is used by people when they are away, notifying the sender of an e-mail that the recipient is away and will be back on a specified date.
The first autoresponders were created within mail transfer agents that found they could not deliver an e-mail to a given address. These create bounce messages such as "your e-mail could not be delivered because..." type responses.
Autoresponders can also be used as a marketing tool to immediately provide information to prospective clients.
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