Setting and Removing an Out of Office Reply (Vacation Message)

Set up an automatic reply message (vacation response) that Outlook will send on your behalf while you are away.

Operating System: All

Last Updated: July 12, 2018

Using Outlook

Using Outlook Web Access (OWA) in Your Web Browser

  1. Go to and log in.
  2. Click the gear icon (Settings) on the top right of the Web page next to your name > Set automatic replies.
  3. Select Send automatic replies.* All the options under it will turn from gray to black. You can:
    • Set the start and end times
    • Set text to include when replying to people at UB
    • Send a reply with a separate message to anyone outside UB (only if you use the Outlook client and have your Contacts saved on the Outlook server.)
  4. Click save to enable your message.

* To remove automatic replies, select Don't send automatic replies.

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