How to setup an Auto-Reply

In Outlook 2010, click "File" tab, on the left, "Info" is selected by default (if not, click to select it), then click "Automatic Replies" button in the middle.

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The "Automatic Replies" window pops up, by default "Do not send automatic replies" option is selected.

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Click the radio button for "Send automatic replies" option.

  • Define a start time and an end time for how long the auto message will apply.
  • Under "Inside My Organization" tab, compose your message in the text field. You can format the message in any way that you want.
  • You can also add more specific conditions by clicking the Rules... button



When you're done with the message, if you click "OK" button, you'll get a warning message:


Click "Outside My Organization" tab:

  • If you want people outside of the university to receive an auto-reply, type in a message (could copy and past from previous message or compose a different one). Choose whether you would like to send an auto reply to each person who sends you an e-mail message or only to people who are listed in your Contacts.
  • If you do not want outside people to receive an auto reply, uncheck "Auto-reply to people outside my organization" option.

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Click "OK". An auto reply will be sent to people who email you during the time that you defined above.

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