📧 How to set up Out of Office in Outlook in Microsoft Office 365 Online
Everyone needs time every now and then to loosen up from work and enjoy a well-deserved vacation or a few days off. But how do you ensure that your colleagues and clients are aware of your absence and that important matters are completed in a timely manner? Setting up an effective Out of Office (OoO) is the key to a worry-free absence. In this blog, we explain how to set up a clear and helpful OoO notice and offer tips for managing your workload before you leave so you can fully relax and enjoy your well-deserved time off.
Looking for an Out of Office for a shared mailbox, you can too! -> Instructions here
Also read: How to set an Out-Of-Office or status message in Teams?
In Outlook, launch Online and press Settings to set up Out-Of-Office
Browse go to https://outlook.office.com
Click on settings at the top right - then at the bottom click on 'View all Outlook settings'
Set up automatic response in Microsoft Office 365 Online
On the left side, press Email.
Select automatic replies
Turn on "Automatic replies are enabled"
Select the period of your leave, or absence
Choose a personal message, and press save!
From now on, you are automatically away 😉
An example of an Out-of-Office message for Outlook
Thank you for your email. I am currently offline until [date] to celebrate with my loved ones - without my phone in front of my face.
I'll be sure to reply to your message once I've gone through my inbox upon my return. If your message is time sensitive, please send an email to [Contact Name] at [contact email address].
Best wishes for a happy holiday season!
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