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HEY Email gains an autoresponder feature on iPhone and iPad

Hey Email Autoresponder
Hey Email Autoresponder (Image credit: Basecamp)

What you need to know

  • HEY Email has added support for automatic response sending.
  • The new autoresponder automatically sends emails in response to incoming email when you ask it to.
  • HEY's email autoresponder is now available on iPhone and iPAd.

HEY Email has added support for setting an automatic email responder that will notify people when you're out of the office or just taking a break from your inbox. The feature, which is one that many might have expected to already be present, is now available and can be used in both the iPhone and iPad apps.

HEY Email, a free download (opens in new tab) from the App Store, requires a $99 per year subscription once the 14-day trial expires, and for that you're now getting an autoresponder. It works the way you'd expect it to and will automatically let people know not to expect a personal response for a while. The autoresponse can be edited to say whatever users want it to, of course.

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Now you can set up an autoresponder to automatically reply to email you when you're away on vacation, out of the office, or otherwise unavailable.

Those looking to take a deeper look at HEY can check out its growing list of features on its website. The $99 asking price might be enough to put many off, but its advanced features like email screening and more make it a potential lifesaver for heavy email users. HEY might not be the best iPhone and iPad email app for most people, but it could be the email app for you.

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.