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MS Out of Office need help, where is it!?

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#1 dynamo123


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 06:24 AM

Thank you for the earlier help I received to my earlier inquiry.

Here's my latest, frustrating issue (as usual like most things when things get updated, it gets worse and worse not better)-

I am trying to set up an out of office auto reply on Outlook but on this new Outlook there's no "Automatic Replies" response but rather an option to create a new rule/alert. Now I've done this but as you know this response only gets sent when you log into Outlook. What on earth is the point of that!? What's the point of sending an automatic response when you're already on your computer and logged into Outlook!? You'll just respond then. The whole point of an out of office auto response is that it gets sent to anyone and everyone sending you an email when you're away and not on your computer!

Which moron came up with this idea? And how can I get around this? What do I need to do to get the old Outlook option of selecting the Automatic Replies option. You just wrote an out of office message, clicked that and done, just like that, it was so simple. Is it because I do not have Exchange server integrated into my Outlook?

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#2 britechguy


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 10:48 AM

It would help if you identify the exact version of Outlook you're working with, as there are slight differences.


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#3 MasterNe0


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Posted 26 February 2018 - 11:09 AM

Autoreply option is only available with Exchange accounts. You have to use rules to do it in a imap/pop account.

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