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Setting and Removing Out of Office Replies for Office 2007

When you are out of the office on vacation, sabbatical or extended absence for any reason, you can enable the Outlook Out of Office response. When you return, you can turn it off.

Setting Out of Office Replies

  1. Select Mail in the Navigation Pane.
  2. Select Tools > Out of Office Assistant.
  3. Select Send Out of Office auto-replies.
  4. Select Only send during this time range to specify a set time and date range.  Enter dates and times for Start time and End time. Skip this step if you want Outlook to send Out of Office auto-replies for an indefinite amount of time.
  5. Enter the message you want individuals from within your organization to see for the Inside My Organization tab.
  6. Select the Outside My Organization tab.
    • Unselect Auto-reply to people outside my organization to send Out of Office auto-replies only to people within your organization.
    • To send Out of Office auto-replies to individuals outside of your organization:
    • Select Auto-reply to people outside my organization.
    • Select My Contacts only to send Out of Office auto-replies to your contacts only.
    • Select Anyone outside my organization to send Out of Office auto-replies to any individual outside your organization.
    • Enter the message you want individuals from outside of your organization to see.
  7. Click OK.

Deactivating Out of Office Replies

  1. Select Mail in the Navigation Pane.
  2. Select Tools > Out of Office Assistant.
  3. Select Do not send Out of Office auto-replies.
  4. Click OK.