Setting an Out-of-Office Reply

If you are going to be out of the office for an extended period of time (a full day or more), you can set up your e-mail account to send automatic replies to notify senders of your absence. This guide gives instructions for setting up automatic replies using the Outlook Web Access client ( Please also see our blog article on composing a secure Out-of-Office message.

  1. Log into the Outlook Web app using your NetID and password.
  2. In the Mail tab, click Options in the top-right corner.
  3. Click Set Automatic Replies...Set Automatic Replies
  4. Select Send Automatic RepliesSend Automatic Replies
  5. Compose a message for senders inside your organization (those who have e-mailed you from an e-mail address).
  6. You can also set a time period during which automatic replies will be sent.
  7. Additionally, you can compose a message for senders outside your organization (those senders whose e-mail is not an address).
  8. Click Save.Save