OK.. So I got sBNC.

I have a few questions if someone can help that would be cool.

I know how to goto the menu and manually set an away message. Is there any way to do this automatically?

say when I am going to close down and finish for the day
I usually change my nick to russ|OFF but have to manually put a message to say their message has made it to me and they should include an email so I can get back to them.

So is there any way I can set mIRC to do this automatically when I change me nick to russ|OFF it will set the away notice