When I email businesses like Asmallorange.com and blizzard.com in something like [email protected] I get a reply saying something in the lines of "Weve receveid your message, please wait until we respond.".
How do I do this? What settings and softwares should I be looking for in a web host?
Nearly every host offers this, it should not be a problem to find. Just look under the E-mail Admin panel, and you should see a section labeled Autoresponders.
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An autoresponder is an email account which replies to all incoming messages with a standard reply. This can be a message reassuring the sender that their message has been received and will be read as soon as possible, or it can be further information on a company's products & services.
In cPanel, click the "Mail Manager" icon. Then click "Autoresponders".
To add an autresponder, click the "Add Autoresponder" link.
In the "Email" field, enter the name of the address to which you wish to add an autoresponder, for example "sales". Then select the domain to which you wish to add this autoresponder.
In the "From" field, enter the address from which you wish the autoresponder's emails to come from.
In the "Subject" field, enter the subject of your autoresponder's emails.
Leave the "Character Set" selection box alone, unless you have particular needs (for people writing in Asian languages, for example).
If you are creating an HTML autoresponder, click the "HTML Message" box. If you tick this box, you must write your message as an HTML message - if necessary create your message in an email client and then copy the HTML code.
In the "Body" field, enter your autoresponder's message, in plain text unless you ticked the "HTML Message" box.
Now click the "Create" button. You can test your autoresponder by sending an email to the address you chose at the top of this form. However, your autoresponder may not respond any more after several consecutive messages, so as not to flood people's inboxes when they send you several messages in a row.