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Exchange - Out of Office Auto-reply in OWA

Last Updated: 08/19/2015
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If you would like to set up the Outlook Web Application to automatically send out of office messages while you are away from the office, follow the directions provided below.

This tutorial is operating system independent.

Step 1

Go to and enter your Identikey and password.

Step 2

Click on Options in the top right of your window.

Step 3

Click on Out of Office Assistant from the left side menu.

Step 4

Select the radio button option for Send Out of Office auto-replies.

Step 5

Check the box for Send Out of Office Auto-replies only during time period:

Set a Start Time: and End Time: for the time that you will need auto-replies.

Step 6

Chack the box for Replace my current Out of Office message with the following: and type the message you would like to have displayed when people receive your auto-reply.

Step 7

Select whether you would like to Out of Office message to go to people outside of your organization by choosing from the options in the Send Out of Office auto-replies to External Users section.

Step 8

Click Save and your Out of Office auto-reply settings will be set.

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