Message vs Autoresponder - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between message and autoresponder

is that message is a communication, or what is communicated; any concept or information conveyed while autoresponder is (computing) a computer program that automatically sends a certain message or messages in response to incoming e-mail.

As a verb message

is to send a message to; to transmit a message to, as text via a cell phone.

message

English

(message) (old-fashioned definitions)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A communication, or what is communicated; any concept or information conveyed.
  • * Bible, Judges iii. 20
  • I have a message from God unto thee.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=4 , passage=No matter how early I came down, I would find him on the veranda, smoking cigarettes, or otherwise his man would be there with a message to say that his master would shortly join me if I would kindly wait.}}
  • An underlying theme or conclusion to be drawn from something.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-29, volume=407, issue=8842, page=55, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Travels and travails , passage=Even without hovering drones, a lurking assassin, a thumping score and a denouement, the real-life story of Edward Snowden, a rogue spy on the run, could be straight out of the cinema. But, as with Hollywood, the subplots and exotic locations may distract from the real message : America’s discomfort and its foes’ glee.}}

    Usage notes

    In Ireland, Scotland and Northern England, messages (plural) can mean "groceries, shopping".

    Derived terms

    * instant message * text message

    Abbreviations

    * msg

    Verb

  • To send a message to; to transmit a message to, as text via a cell phone.
  • Just message me for directions.
    I messaged her about the concert.
  • To send (something) as a message; usually refers to electronic messaging.
  • She messaged me the information yesterday.
    Please message the final report by fax.
  • To send a message or messages; to be capable of sending messages.
  • We've implemented a new messaging service.
    The runaway computer program was messaging non-stop.
  • (obsolete) To bear as a message.
  • Synonyms

    * (send a text message to)

    See also

    * instant message * instant messaging * messenger * mission ----

    autoresponder

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (computing) A computer program that automatically sends a certain message or messages in response to incoming e-mail.
  • See also

    * auto-reply