How to Set an Out of Office Message in Outlook

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Learn how to set up an out of office message in Microsoft Outlook in this short video. If you’re going to take time away from the office, the professional thing to do is set up an automatic out of office email message. The message will let clients and colleagues know that you are unavailable and instruct them what to do until you return. In this short video, we’ll provide step-by-step instructions on how to set up an automatic out of office reply in Outlook. We’ll also share some It also some vacation email best practices.

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If you don’t have a Microsoft Exchange account, you’ll need to set up your out of office message using Microsoft Outlook rules. The first step to setting up an Outlook out of office reply is to create the text of your out of office message and save it as a template. If you use email signature images or any other type of embedded image in your email, make sure your message format is set to HTML.

Once you’ve completed a draft of your message, you need to save it as a template. Now you’re ready to create the Microsoft Outlook away message using the Rules Wizard. In this video, we’ll walk you through the Rules Wizard and show you exactly how to create your out of office message.



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