Enabling Out of Office Assistant with Microsoft Exchange

You can enable the Out of Office Assistant to respond to senders while you are away. Out of Office Assistant automatically sends a default response to your senders, letting them know when you are unavailable. For more information on enabling your Out of Office assistant and setting rules, see Microsoft Office Online.

To Enable Your Out of Office Assistant

  1. Open your Microsoft Outlook email account.
  2. From the mail view, select Tools.
  3. Click on Out of Office Assistant.
  4. Type the message you would like senders to receive while you are gone.
  5. Select I am currently Out of the Office to enable the responder.
  6. Click OK.

"I am currently Out of the Office" must be selected to activate the Out of Office Assistant.

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