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Office 365 - Outlook desktop client - Create automatic reply (out of office)

In Outlook desktop client, you can compose an automatic reply message that senders will receive when you are not available. Separate messages may be set for internal and external senders.

1. Go to the File tab
2. Select Automatic Replies (Out of Office)
3. To activate, select Send automatic replies
4. To specify a date range, check Send during this time range: (if range is not set, auto reply will send until deactivated)
5. Set Start and End times
6. Compose message for internal senders (Inside My Organization tab)
7. Compose message for external senders, if desired (Outside My Organization tab)

To activate messages for external senders, be sure to check Auto-reply to people outside my organization on the Outside My Organization tab
You may opt to send the auto-reply to anyone outside the organization or limit to your contacts only
8. When ready, click OK.

To deactivate the automatic reply

1. Go to the File tab
2. Select Turn off on the Automatic Replies button

If you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or  You may also visit the Help Desk on the first floor of the Karrmann Library.

Keywords:desktop client vacation away   Doc ID:44492
Owner:Deb M.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2014-10-27 05:59 CSTUpdated:2022-02-27 10:08 CST
Sites:UW Platteville
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