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Setting up the Out-of-Office Assistant

The Out-of-Office Assistant is a feature that is accessible through OWA or Microsoft Outlook using MAPI only. This feature allows you to notify other RIT Exchange users when you are away from the office. You can also use the Out of Office Assistant to notify anyone sending you e-mail that you are out of the office. The difference is that Exchange users, using the Microsoft Outlook client, will only receive 1 notice, whereas other persons outside of the RIT Exchange environment will receive a notice each time they send you mail.

When someone sends you an e-mail the Out of Office Assistant feature automatically responds to the item with a notice, indicating that you are away from the office. The notice can also display any text that you choose to send; including the dates and times you are out of the office, any additional information, such as who to report to with questions. The notice is sent only once to each person that sends you an item.

Outlook using MAPI

  1. From the Main window, pull down the Tools menu and select Out of Office Assistant.
  2. Select I am currently Out of the Office.
  3. In the box under AutoReply only once to each sender with the following text, type the message you want to send to people.
  4. Click OK.

OWA

  1. Click the Options icon.
  2. Select I am currently Out of the Office.
  3. In the box under AutoReply only once to each sender with the following text, type the message you want to send to people.
  4. Click OK.

When someone sends you an email message, they will automatically receive an email message from you containing the text you wrote about being out of the office.

Your message will be stored on the Exchange server until you turn off the Out of Office Assistant. If you forget to turn it off, you will be prompted the first time you open Outlook after returning.