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Please note, I am not trying to send an attachment with the vacation responder.

I am trying to set up an indefinite vacation responder in Gmail that informs anybody emailing the address that it is no longer active. However, there is a script set up that saves any attachments to a Google Drive folder. I don't want the email to auto-reply to these people, since they know about this functionality and are not expecting a response.

So basically, is there any way (even using a 3rd party app) that I can set up an auto-response email to be sent to everyone, excluding those who attach files in the original message.

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Not by using the vacation auto-responder, but you probably could do something with filters and Canned Responses.

First, you'll need to set up the Canned Response.

Next, create a filter that looks for -has:attachment. That should fire on any message that does not have an attachment. Set the action of the filter to respond with your canned response.

That should be all you need to do.

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