Step 1: Open Outlook App
The first step to turning on out of office in Outlook app is to open the app on your computer or mobile device. Once you’ve opened the app, you can proceed to the next step.
Step 2: Go to File
Next, you need to go to the File menu in Outlook. This is located in the top left-hand corner of the screen. Click on File to open the menu.
Step 3: Click on Automatic Replies (Out of Office)
In the File menu, you will see an option for Automatic Replies (Out of Office). Click on this option to proceed.
Step 4: Choose Your Out of Office Settings
Now you can choose your out of office settings. You can set a start and end date, and choose whether you want to send automatic replies to people outside of your organization. You can also customize the message that will be sent.
Step 5: Save Your Settings
Once you’ve chosen your out of office settings, click on the Save button to save your changes. Your out of office message is now turned on and will be sent to anyone who emails you during the specified time period.
What if I don’t see the Automatic Replies option?
If you don’t see the Automatic Replies option in the File menu, it may be because you’re using an older version of Outlook. In this case, you can create an out of office message by setting up a rule to automatically reply to incoming messages.
How do I create a rule to automatically reply to incoming messages?
To create a rule to automatically reply to incoming messages, go to the Home tab in Outlook and click on the Rules button. Click on Manage Rules & Alerts, and then click on New Rule. Choose the option to Start from a blank rule, and then choose the option to Check messages when they arrive. Follow the prompts to set up your rule.
Can I set up different out of office messages for different people?
No, you can only set up one out of office message in Outlook. However, you can customize the message to include different information for different people.
Can I turn on out of office for just one day?
Yes, you can set a start and end date for your out of office message. If you only need it for one day, you can set the start and end date to be the same day.
Turning on out of office in Outlook app is a simple process that can save you a lot of hassle when you’re away from work. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can set up an out of office message that will let your colleagues know that you’re unavailable and when you’ll be back.