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Out of Office/Vacation Auto Reply E-mail

Outlook provides an Out of Office Assistant sends "on vacation" or "out of the office" auto replies - a message indication that you may not be able to respond to messages in a timely manner. This can be turned on and customized through the Outlook client and through OWA (Outlook Web App).

Outlook 2013

  1. Open Outlook 2013
  2. Click the File tab.
  3. Click Automatic Replies.
  4. Click Send automatic replies.
  5. Type the message you want to send.
  6. Set a time range to send the reply if desired.
  7. Click OK.

If you want senders outside UB to receive auto replies as well, you can choose to send replies only to outside senders in your Contacts list or to any outside sender. If you set a time range for your message, you will need to turn off the      Out of Office Assistant when you return. Return to the Automatic Replies screen and select “Do not send automatic replies,” then click OK.


Outlook Web App

  1. Open Outlook Web App.
  2. In the upper right corner, click Options.
  3. Click Automatic Replies.
  4. Click Send automatic replies.
  5. Type the message you want to send.
  6. If desired, set a time range for the automatic reply.
  7. Click OK.

If you want senders outside UB to receive auto replies as well, you can choose to send replies only to outside senders in your Contacts list or to any outside sender. If you set a time range for your message, you will need to turn off the  Out of Office Assistant when you return. Return to the Automatic Replies screen and select “Do not send automatic replies,”  then click OK.

 

Last Published 8/26/15