How to set an out of office reply in webmail

You can set up your email account to send automatic replies to let people who send you email know that you won’t be responding to their messages right away. An out of office message is a great way to tell people who send you email that you'll be out of town or away from the office for a period of time.


To turn on out of office replies

To send automatic replies to senders outside Bowdoin

To turn off out of office replies


Instructions:

To turn on out of office replies

1. Navigate to https://webmail.bowdoin.edu and log in with your Bowdoin credentials.

2. In the top right corner, click the settings icon.

3. Click Set automatic replies.

4. Specify a time frame for the out of office message by clicking the checkbox next to "Send replies only during this time period".

5. In the text box, enter your message. The toolbar at the top of the text box provides formatting options.

6. Click Save.

 

To send automatic replies to senders outside Bowdoin

1. Click the check box next to "Send automatic reply messages to senders outside my organization".

2. Toggle the radio button to reply to senders in your Contacts list or to all external senders.

3. In the text box, enter your message. The toolbar at the top of the text box provides formatting options.

4. Click Save.

 

To turn off out of office replies

1. Navigate to https://webmail.bowdoin.edu and log in with your Bowdoin credentials.

2. In the top right corner, click the settings icon.

3. Click Set automatic replies.

4. Toggle the radio button to "Don't send automatic replies".

5. Click Save.

If you set the out of the office reply to automatically expire on a date, you will not need to turn it off.

Details

Article ID: 24272
Created
Mon 2/6/17 3:18 PM
Modified
Fri 2/10/17 1:29 PM