Set-Up an Automatic Reply in Outlook

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With Outlook, you can set up automatic replies for when you are out-of-office or unavailable to respond to email.
  1. Select File > Automatic Replies.

    Note: If you don’t see the Automatic Replies button, follow the steps to use rules to send an out of office message.

  2. Select Send automatic replies.

  3. Select Only send during this time range.

  4. Choose the dates and times you’d like to set your automatic reply for.

  5. Type in a message.

  6. Select OK.

Note: To set an automatic reply for contacts outside your company, select Outside My Organization > Auto-reply to people outside my organization, type in a message, and select OK.

 

Watch this short video for more help setting up automatic reply in Outlook:

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