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John, London I have a colleague who sets all his emails to autodelete while he is away.

But it's not just the dates that are being changed.

If people are stuck at work under mouse arrest all day, they want the out of office messages to say something about their personalities. "I am currently in the middle of the Great African Plains dodging lions and rhinos without mobile phone coverage or wifi hot spots. This will elevate you in your reader's eyes - and give you both something to talk about when you return.

We distribute 10 000 copies around Hackney, a borough of North East London, in shops and cafés. Before that we published quarterly, since July 2008.

At a single stroke, it defuses the expectation that anyone is there to reply. Survival But getting strategic with the out of office is nothing to be ashamed about, says Will Schwalbe, who with David Shipley, is co-author of Send: The How, Why, When - and When Not - of Email. I get about 200 e-mails a day, that's more than 60,000 every year. "An out of office message stops them from freaking out - and it keeps their paranoia down to a dull roar," says Mr Schwalbe.

Without any of the usual social cues from a conversation, such as body language and tone of voice, e-mailers lose their embarrassment radar, suggests Carolyn Axtell of the Institute of Work Psychology at the University of Sheffield.

"They can lose their inhibitions and become less concerned about how they will be evaluated.

The Dalai Lama wants me to go paragliding with him in Tanzania. The mobile is another form of e-mail instant reacting Ian Longland, Haverhill Darn you BBC!