Is it possible in Gmail to set up a filter which only runs when the out of office/vacation responder is turned on?

The reason I want this is to be able to forward potentially important emails, but only when I'm not around to handle them myself.

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Gmail doesn't have a built-in feature to do that. Alternatives:

  1. turn on/off manually the filter
  2. use a third party app
  3. build your own app


Using filters - Gmail Help http://developers.google.com

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