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How To Setup An Out Of Office Message – Outlook (Desktop)

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Setting up an Out of Office message

  1. Select File > Automatic Replies.
  1. In the Automatic Replies box, select Send automatic replies.

Optionally, set a date range for your automatic replies (tick the Only send during this time range: then set the date). This will turn off automatic replies at the date and time you enter for the end time. Otherwise, you’ll need to turn off automatic replies manually.

  1. On the Inside My Organization tab, type the response that you want to send to teammates or colleagues while you are out of the office.
  1. Select OK to save your settings.

Deactivating Out of Office message

When Outlook is setup to send automatic replies, you’ll see a message under the ribbon with this information. Select Turn off to disable automatic out-of-office replies. 

Send automatic out of office replies from Outlook

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