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Gmail vacation responder won't reply to Craigslist?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by karma05, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. karma05

    karma05 Junior Member

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    I saw in another thread someone saying that they set up a vacation responder on gmail to reply to people emailing them about their craigslist ad, and they said it failed to send it "bounced".

    Is this the same case if you email a craigslist email address first then when they email you back you set a vacation responder to reply to them?
     
  2. HoNeYBiRD

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    if this means they're replying from their real (non-cl) email, it shouldn't be the case and the autoresponder should work
     
  3. karma05

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    They are still using the craigslist email to reply to me though, does that mean the autoresponder won't work?

    Anyone know of any autoresponders which work with craigslist?
     
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    more than likely, but why don't you try it for yourself? you'd need only 2 accs, one for posting, one for replying
     
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    Every ad i post gets ghosted...wait that wouldn't matter if it's just a test would it?
     
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    You'll get ghosted when craigslist figures out you have an auto responder (which is easy since they send confirmation emails now and gmail kindly puts "vacation" into the subject line of the reply).

    The easiest way to do what you want is manually... Just copy/paste the reply. This doesn't piss off Craigslist and the people inquiring to you don't notice it's an auto responder. If I get a reply within a minute off Craigslist I don't even bother clicking their link or whatever it might be because I know it's an auto responder.

    If you're hell bent on using an auto responder then get a custom domain name with a mail server and have your computer check for new messages say every 5 minutes and respond. Setup a wildcard so it doesn't respond to any of the Craigslist messages to avoid ghosting.