Setting Up an Email Away Message

If you will be away for a period of time and would like to set up an email away message this is very easy to do. Just follow the instructions below.

Keep in mind that if you do one of these set ups you do not have to do it in the other. It will update across both platforms when changed in one. You do not have to do both of these below options just one.

 

Setting up the away message in the Outlook desktop client:

1. Go to your outlook desktop client

2. Select the “file” tab at the top right hand corner of the screen.

3. Select “automatic replies (out of office)”

4. Select the option “send automatic replies”

5. Now you can select when you’d like them to start and finish and create a message you’d like them to send. Make sure it’s how you want it in both the “inside my organization” tab and the “outside my organization” tab.

6. Select “okay” and you’re finished! They’ll start sending starting whatever date and time you selected.

 

Setting up your away message in Outlook Web client:

1. Go to mymail.roanoke.edu and sign in.

2. At the right hand top of the screen, click on the gear.

3. In the menu that appears, search “set automatic replies”

4. Select the option “send automatic replies”

5. Now you can select when you’d like them to start and finish and create a message you’d like them to send. Make sure it’s how you want it in both the “inside my organization” box and the “outside my organization” box.

6. Select “okay” and you’re finished! They’ll start sending starting whatever date and time you selected.

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