Recently, I have been receiving a lot of vacation mail notices. Ordinarily, people say either they are going to be slow responding while they are away or that they won’t respond until they return. But the two below two basically state that because the email was received while they are away, that they probably won’t respond at all!
(1) I will be out of the office until January 19 and often not reading email during that time. So I may not respond to your message when I return.
(2) I will be away from the office from January 14, 2009 through January 20, 2009 with limited access to email. If you need immediate assistance, please contact XXXXXX for assistance. Otherwise, please resend your message after January 19th.
I think from now on, I will use this kind of message when I leave the office at 5:00.