Research Instruction & Information Technology Group

Set an Auto-Reply When Out of Office

Learn how to set an "out of office" email auto-reply in Outlook.
  1. Log in to Outlook Web Access
  2. Click the gear An icon of a gear that represents Settings in Outlook. located at the top right corner of the screen and select "Set Automatic Replies"
  3. Click the radio button next to "Send automatic replies"
  4. Check "Send replies only during this time period:"
  5. Set a start date and time and an end date and time
  6. **Type a message
  7. Check "Send automatic replies to senders outside my organization"
  8. Choose one of the following:
  9. "Send replies only to senders in my Contacts list"
  10. "Send replies to all external senders", which will send an auto-reply to anyone not on the Exchange email system at Smeal College.
  11. **Type a message
  12. Click "Save"