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Learn about out of office replies in Microsoft Outlook for Mac 2011.
In Outlook for Mac 2011, you can click Tools and then select the Out of Office option to use the Out of Office Assistant to set up out of office replies. This option is available only if your mail account is a Microsoft Exchange account.
If you are not using a Microsoft Exchange account, the Out of Office option will be dimmed. However, you can still set up out of office replies for a POP or IMAP account by setting up a mail rule to automatically reply to new email messages.
How to set up an out of office rule for POP and IMAP accountsTo create a new rule in Outlook for Mac 2011 that automatically sends custom responses to all messages that you receive while you are out of the office, follow these steps:
To turn off the custom out of office rule in Outlook, follow these steps:
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Article ID: 2535692 - Last Review: September 3, 2013 - Revision: 3.0