Autoresponders

Autoresponders automatically send a message to subscribers who send you a message. You can change the copy of the autoresponder message or turn it off entirely at any time.

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You should know

  • Autoresponders ignore both quiet hours and smart sending. If a subscriber sends you a message, the autoresponder will send them a message regardless of when they were last sent a message or the time of day. However, only one autoresponder message will be sent every 24 hours.
  • If someone who has not opted in to messaging from you sends you a message, the autoresponder will not send them an autoresponse. Only opted-in subscribers can receive autoresponses.

Edit the autoresponder message

  1. From Attentive, go to the Settings tab and click Messages.
  2. Scroll down to the Autoresponders section and check to see if the Default Reply option is checked. If it’s not, click the box to enable the autoresponder.

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  3. Enter the message you want to send to subscribers when they send you a message.
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  4. When you’re done, click Save settings at the bottom of the screen.

Edit the autoresponder message for customer service integrations

If you’re using a customer service integration, it almost definitely requires that subscribers send you a specific message to trigger the integration. Make sure that the copy of your autoresponder message includes the support confirmation keyword. For example, the following autoresponder uses Support as the support confirmation keyword:

  1. From Attentive, go to the Settings tab and click Messages.
  2. Scroll down to the Autoresponders section and check to see if the Default Reply option is checked. If it’s not, click the box to enable the autoresponder.

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  3. Enter the message you want to send to subscribers when they send you a message. Be sure to include the support confirmation keyword!
  4. Click Save settings at the bottom of the screen.

Turn off the autoresponder

You can also entirely disable the autoresponder. When disabled, no messages will be sent in response to incoming subscriber messages.

To disable the autoresponder:

  1. From Attentive, go to the Settings tab and click Messages.
  2. Scroll down to the Autoresponders section.
  3. Uncheck the Default Reply box.
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    The autoresponder copy grays out to indicate that it’s disabled.
  4. Click Save settings at the bottom of the change to fully disable the autoresponder.

 

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