How to set up an away message in Outlook

How to set up an away message in Outlook

Departure on vacation is synonymous with an absence message to be configured on your professional mailbox. If you’re a user of Microsoft’s email service, Outlook, here’s how to set up an out-of-office message.

How to Set Up Out-of-Office Auto-Reply in Outlook

Setting up an automatic reply in Outlook is very simple:

  1. From the home page of your Outlook mailbox, click on File at the top left of the screen,
  2. Select Automatic replies,
  3. In the window that appears, check to Send automatic replies.

You can then compose your out-of-office message and choose a start and end date for this message.

You have the possibility to configure an automatic response:

  • for members of your company from the “Within my organization” tab,
  • for people outside your company from the “Outside my organization” tab.

For this second tab, it is recommended to check the box My contacts only, otherwise, your automatic response will be sent to all messages received (including newsletters, advertisements, or spam messages). Tip: You can update your vacation messages from the Outlook app on iOS and Android.

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How to Disable Out of Office Message in Outlook

If you haven’t set a start date and an end date for your automatic reply in Outlook, here’s how to disable it:

  • From the home page of your Outlook mailbox, click on File at the top left of the screen,
  • The section Automatic replies appear with a yellow banner, indicating that automatic responses are sent for this account,
  • Just click Disable.

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