How to Set Out Of Office in Outlook Mobile App

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With simple principles and effective features, you'll discover how to set up Out of Office status and automatically reply to emails, allowing you to enjoy your vacation without distractions.

How to set automatic reply in Outlook Mobile App

As the holidays approach, it's more important than ever to ensure that you can enjoy relaxing moments without worrying about work email. With technology constantly evolving, it's easier than ever to manage out-of-office status and automatically reply to emails in the Outlook mobile app.

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Are you planning to take a vacation and don't want to be bothered by work emails during the holiday? Let Outlook help you set up Out of Office and automatically reply to emails so you can enjoy your vacation without worrying about missing important messages. Here's how you can easily leave the office using the Outlook app on your mobile device.

Method 1 - Using Autoresponder:

Open the Outlook app on your mobile device.

Select "File" and then click "Info" to check if there is an "Automatic Replies (Out of Office)" option.

If you have this option, take the following steps to set up Out of Office status:

  1. Click "Auto Reply".
  2. Select "Send automatic replies".
  3. Set the time when you want to activate the Out of Office status.
  4. Customize the text of the reply.
  5. Click OK to finish.

Your Out of Office status has been set. Any email you receive within the set time period will automatically receive a response saying you are out.

Method 2 - Using Rules and Patterns:

Create an Out of Office Email Template:

  1. Open Outlook on your mobile device and compose your out-of-office email.
  2. Click "File" > "Save As", rename the template and save as "Outlook Template".
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Setting Up Rules for Out of Office Email:

  1. Click "File" > "Info" and select "Manage Rules and Alerts".
  2. Select "E-mail Rule" and click "New Rule".
  3. In the Rules Wizard, select "Apply to messages I receive" and click "Next".
  4. Leave the condition blank and click "Next".
  5. Confirm by clicking "Yes" for the message about applying the rule to all messages.
  6. Select "Reply with a specific template" and click "Specific template".
  7. Select the created template and click "Open", then click "Next".
  8. Select the exception (if necessary) and click "Next".
  9. Finish and enable the rule.

To set the Out of Office status, go to "File" > "Info" > "Manage rules and alerts".

  • Under "E-mail rules", check the rule and click OK.

Vacation is a precious time to relax and recharge. Advances in technology help us manage work smarter, including reporting out of office status and automatically replying to emails. With the Outlook mobile app, you can easily set up these features for an enjoyable and harassment-free stay. Choose the method that works for you and enjoy the relaxing moments you deserve.


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