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Out of office message Outlook
First things first, it’s handy to know where to find the out of office message on Outlook.
So, here’s our step-by-step guide on how to create an out of office message on Outlook.
Internal out of office messages on Outlook:
- Step 1: On Outlook, click on FILE, INFO, and then select AUTOMATIC REPLIES (Out of Office).
- Step 2: Click on SEND AUTOMATIC REPLIES and check the Only send during this time range check box.
- Step 3: Specify a start and end time for the reply to activate and deactivate using the Start time and End Time fields.
- Step 4: Enter a message in the Inside My Organization field. This message will be sent to internal UCSD email addresses.
- Step 5: Select OK to save your settings! Your out of office message on outlook for your internal colleagues is complete.
External out of office messages on Outlook:
- Step 1: Click on the Outside My Organization tab.
- Step 2: Make sure Auto-reply to people outside my organization is checked.
- Step 3: Enter the message that will be sent to external (non- UCSD) email addresses.
- Step 4: Click on OK.
How to de-activate your out of office message on Outlook:
You’re back in the office, glowing and relaxed from your time off. It’s time to deactivate your out of office message on outlook, and this is how:
- Step 1: Click on FILE, INFO, then AUTOMATIC REPLIES
- Step 2: Click on DO NOT SEND AUTOMATIC REPLIES
- Step 3: Click OK
Now you’re able to set up your out of office message on outlook.
But what do you write? Are you looking to make it formal, funny, or friendly?
We have created some out of office message templates to give you some inspiration.
“I bet you were blown away for a second there at my quick as a flash response to your email. Sadly, this isn’t the case… I am currently away on holiday/at a conference. I’ll get back to you on my return. Thank you!”