To set an automatic Out of Office reply, please use the following instructions. This guide is for setting an Out of Office reply in Outlook Web Access (OWA). For setting an Out of Office reply in the Outlook application please see Setting an Out of Office message in Outlook.
1. Open the Settings menu
Click the cog button in the top right of your web browser to bring up the Settings menu.
2. Open the Automatic Replies menu
Click Automatic replies at the top of the list of Settings.
3. Set Automatic replies
Select 'Send automatic replies' at the top of the Automatic replies menu. If you know the date you will be returning to the office, tick the box for "Send replies only during this time period" and set the start and end date/time. This will automatically enable and disable your Automatic Reply. If you do not know when you will be returning to the office, leave this box blank.
4. Enter your message
Enter your message in the text box for internal Out of Office messages. Remember to scroll down to set the Out of Office message for external emails. Click OK at the top of the Automatic replies menu.
5. Turning off Automatic Replies
To turn off Automatic Replies, select 'Don't send automatic replies' at the top of the Automatic Replies menu. Click OK.