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Create an Automatic Out of Office Reply in OWA

Automatic replies can be set up in your email so that when a person sends you an email, the system will automatically reply to their message immediately.  This is helpful for vacations, breaks or any time you might be away and not checking your email for a period of time.  Automatic replies can be set up to begin on a specific date at a specific time and end on a specific date and time.  They can also be set up so that senders within the same organization receive one message while senders outside of the organization can receive a different message.
  1. Click Options in the upper right corner of the window and then click Set Automatic Replies.
  2. Click the option to Send Automatic Replies.
  3. If you only want the message to occur during a specified time, check the box that reads Send Replies Only During This Time Period.  Otherwise you can leave the box unchecked and it will begin processing the automatic replies immediately and it will continue until you disable the automatic replies.
  4. If you chose to send the replies during a specific time period, choose the date and time you would like to to start and end the automatic replies.
  5. Type a message you would like to reply with in the large box that follows.
  6. Click Save in the lower right corner of the window.
Optionally, you could also set up a separate automatic reply message to those who send you email outside of the organization (that would be non-EHOVE email addresses).