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Automatic Replies Tab

 

Applies to: Office 365 for professionals and small businesses, Office 365 for enterprises, Microsoft Exchange, Live@edu

Topic last modified: 2012-07-30

This topic, which includes video, shows you how to use the Automatic Replies tab. Use automatic replies whenever you're unable to respond to email for an extended time. After automatic replies are turned on, they’ll be sent once to each sender.

To turn on or modify automatic replies, go to Options > Set Automatic Replies.

Video: Setting up an automatic reply

This video shows you how to set up an automatic reply.

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Automatic Reply

 

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Don't send automatic replies

Select this option button to turn off automatic replies.

Send automatic replies

Select this option button to turn on automatic replies.

Send replies only during this time period

Select this tick box and enter a start time and end time to control when automatic replies are sent. If you don't set a time period, you'll be reminded you have automatic replies turned on each time you sign in to your mailbox.

Send a reply once to each sender inside my organisation with the following message

Use this box to create a message that will be sent only to senders who are inside your organisation. This option may not be available.

Send automatic reply messages to External Senders

Select this tick box if you want automatic replies to be sent to senders outside your organisation.

Send replies only to senders in my Contacts list

Select this to limit automatic replies to senders who are in your Contacts folder. Senders who aren't in your Contacts folder won't receive the automatic reply.

Reply to all senders outside my organisation

Select this to send your reply to all senders outside your organisation.

Send a reply once to each sender outside my organisation with the following message

If you've selected Send automatic reply messages to External Senders, enter the reply you want sent in this box.

 
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