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Out of Office Auto-Reply

To set up automatic replies to incoming emails, follow these directions: (You will still get the sender's email messages in your inbox; the sender will simply receive an automated reply from you.)

Sign into your email at https://outlook.office.com/.

  1. Click on the gear wheel button next to your name at the top of the preview pane. Click Set automatic replies
  2. At the top of the screen click Send automatic replies. If relevant, set the start and end time for automatic replies to be sent by ticking the Send replies only during this time period box and filling in the dates and times of your choice box and filling in the dates and times of your choice
  3. Fill in your message  
  4. When you have finished, click Save

Unless you have set an end time, your out of office message will be sent indefinitely until you turn it off. Each correspondent will only receive your out of office response once.

  1. Click on the gear wheel button next to your name at the top of the preview pane. Click Set automatic replies
  2. At the top of the screen click Don't send automatic replies
  3. When you have finished, click Save