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:
- As the automatic responder will reply to anybody who sends you an email message while it is turned on, take care with what you put in your auto-response. See: What should I put in my Out of Office message?
- 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