Set Up Out of Office Messages

Outlook for Mac

The instructions below are for setting up an Out of Office message (Automatic Reply) in the Outlook 2016 for Mac desktop application.

Setting Up an Out of Office Message

1. In any module, click the Tools tab above the ribbon and select Out of Office.

2. A window will appear. To begin creating the message, check the box at the top that says 'Send Automatic Replies for Account. In the text boxes below, choose whether you would like to create a reply for both internal and external accounts (top box) or create a separate message for internal accounts (top box) and external accounts (bottom box). You also have the option to only send replies during a specified time period. When finished, click OK.