Much has been said about oversharing your whereabouts on social media. People thoughtlessly post pictures of themselves on a Caribbean beach, a mountain side or a cruise ship announcing to the world their home is unoccupied and their valuables unprotected. Less well-known is that a similar risk exists in automatic email replies.
Before leaving for a vacation, most of us will set up an "Out of Office" email message. For replies going outside your company, be careful not to provide information that could notify a ne'er-do-well your house is unattended. There is no need to publicize you will be "out of town." Even mentioning a "return to the office" date could provide a tipoff to a thief if the return date is more than a few days out. Inform. Just be careful not to overshare.