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How to Use Outlook Web Access to Turn On and Turn Off the Out of Office Feature

 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007

Topic Last Modified: 2008-04-23

This topic explains how to use the Out of Office Assistant in Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 to manage Out of Office auto-replies.

To complete this procedure, you must be logged on to a mailbox by using Outlook Web Access. To open a mailbox by using Outlook Web Access, you must have full user permissions on that mailbox.

  1. In Outlook Web Access, click Options, and then click Out of Office Assistant.

  2. To turn on Out of Office auto-replies, in the Out of Office Assistant, click Send Out of Office auto-replies. You can also configure the following settings:

    • To select a time period, select the Send Out of Office auto-replies only during this time period check box, and then set the start time and the end time.
    • Enter the auto-reply message text that you want to be sent to senders within your organization.
    • To send an auto-reply to external senders, select the Send Out of Office auto-replies to External Senders check box, and then select the options that you want.
    • Enter the auto-reply message text that you want to be sent to external senders.
  3. To turn off Out of Office auto-replies, click Do not send Out of Office auto-replies.

  4. Click Save to save your changes.

To ensure that you are reading the most up-to-date information and to find additional Exchange Server 2007 documentation, visit the Exchange Server TechCenter.
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