If you’re going away on vacation, it’s very useful to set an automatic “out of office” reply for your emails. These automatic replies let people who email you know that you are not available to reply to their messages. Here’s how to set up an automatic out of office reply in the Microsoft Outlook desktop app and the web version.
- Open Outlook.
- Select File > Automatic Replies.
- In the Automatic Replies box, select Send automatic replies. (Optionally, set a date range for your automatic replies. 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.)
- 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.
- Select OK to save your settings.