Setting up automatic replies and inbox rules in Outlook (Training)

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Set up automatic replies, set a time range, use rules to manage your inbox while you’re out, and create different out-of-office messages for different groups, whether or not you're using Microsoft Exchange.

Inside this course:

Set up automatic replies (3:09)
Create, edit, and turn off out-of-office messages, set a time range for them to run, and set different messages for different groups. You’ll need a work or school account to use these features of Microsoft Exchange.

Rules to keep your inbox organized while you’re away (3:39)
Use automatic reply rules to manage your inbox. Move messages from specific people or using specific keywords to different folders, forward them to other people, or send them directly to the recycle bin.

Use automatic replies without Exchange (3:38)
Set up out-of-office messages even if you don’t use Microsoft Exchange. Save an email message as a template, then create an Outlook rule to send it to anyone who writes to you while you’re away.

Course summary
A brief reminder of the key points in this course.

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