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Q: How do I set up the Out of Office Assistant in Outlook for Mac 2011 for my Exchange email?


Microsoft provides instructions on how to automatically reply to messages, but there are a few things you should know about using this feature at MIT:

  • Warning: The Out of Office assistant may reply to mailing lists in some instances. This is not an issue with Mailman mailing lists. IS&T recommends using Mailman mailing lists to avoid out of office messages being sent to list members. For more information about mailing lists and how to get a Mailman list, see: Email Lists at MIT. For a workaround, see: [archive:How can I prevent Outlook's Out of Office Assistant from replying to mailing lists?]

For more information, see Microsoft's Send Out of Office replies

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