eBay have launched the promised revamp of My Messages. There’s now an Outlook style preview pane enabling you to read messages without opening them individually, better filtering options and ability to show signatures on messages. I’m impressed with the new preview pane, I just wish their was a new page for typing responses in rather than the old contact member form which now looks very dated.
More importantly at last the promised “Out of Office” auto reply has been added (click the “Change Settings” link to access).
If you’re going to be away from eBay for a few hours, days or for a weekend you can now let buyers trying to contact you know that it may be a while before they get a response from you.
If you want to archive your eBay messages you can now download them to your desktop in either an email or HTML format. I’m not so sure that in general I want to be keeping past messages, but this could be a useful feature if there is some correspondence you need to keep longer than eBay’s default which appears to be a year.
Overall a pretty good upgrade with a lot to like and not a lot not to dislike.