Setting an Out of Office Reply

If you are going to be out of your office for any extended period of time (a full day or more) you can set up an automatic reply for your employee email account. This process can be done through the Office 365 online mail application, and will apply to your account no matter what application you use to access your email. 

Setting Your Out-of-Office Reply in Office 365 Online

  1. Log into the Office 365 portal at using your full email address ( and password. 
  2. Click on the Mail icon.

    Screenshot of the Office 365 online portal with a red box around the Mail icon and a red arrow pointing towards the Mail icon.
  3. Click on the Settings icon in the upper right hand corner. 

    Screenshot of the Mail user toolbar with a red box around the Settings icon.
  4. Select Automatic Replies and fill out the form. Click on Ok once the form is complete.

    Screenshot of the Mail Settings menu with a red box around Automatic replies and a red arrow pointing towards Automatic replies.

    Screenshot of the automatic replies form with a red box around the OK button and a red arrow pointing towards the OK button.

NOTE: For security reasons, It is not recommended to let people know you are "on vacation." 


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