If you are going to travel without your laptop, then you can set up automatic replies on Outlook.com. This way, you can let people know you won’t be reading or responding to all the incoming emails during that time. This tutorial will show you how to set up an Out of Office reply on Outlook.com. Take a look.
Before jumping in, note that you can only use Outlook.com with Microsoft email accounts, including live.com, outlook.com, hotmail.com, and msn.com.
Steps to set up an Out of Office Reply on Outlook.com
Step 1: First off, you are supposed to point your web browser to outlook.com.
Step 2: Next, log in to the Microsoft email account from which you wish to send an automatic reply.
Step 3: Once you are in, click the gear icon in the top right corner and then choose Automatic replies from the drop-down menu.
Step 4: Be sure to click the Send automatic replies option. In order to set a time period, check the box for Send replies only during this time period.
Step 5: If you wish to specify when the automatic reply is sent out, click the Start time calendar drop-down and then click the date you want.
Step 6: Click the Start time drop-down and then choose a time for the automatic replies to start.
Step 7: Choose a date and a time beside End time for the automatic replies to stop being sent.
Step 8: You can also choose to send the automatic replies to everyone who emails you or only to anyone in your Contact list.
Step 9: Lastly, you need to type the message in the Send a reply once to each sender with the following message box.
Step 10: Once you are finished, click OK at the top of the pane.
That’s all there is to it. Got any questions about setting up an Out of Office reply on Outlook.com? Let us know in the comments below.
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