If you're familiar with the Out of Office Assistant, then the Automatic Replies feature should be easy for you because it's the same thing. This course shows you how to automatically respond when people send mail to your Exchange account, and your POP3 or IMAP account (Hotmail, Gmail, and so on). You'll also learn how to create rules that help manage incoming messages while you're gone. If you prefer to skip the video and go straight to written instructions, see Send automatic out of office replies from Outlook.
Use automatic replies with an Exchange Server account
Create and send automatic replies if you use a Microsoft Exchange Server account. (3:40)
Use automatic replies without Exchange
Create and send automatic replies if you don't have an Exchange account (you use a services such as Hotmail, Gmail, or your ISP's mail service). (3:35)
Rules to manage mails
Create rules to help manage incoming messages while you're gone. (3:54)
Before you begin
To send replies if you don't have an Exchange Server account, you must install Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office 2010 32-bit Edition or Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office 2010 64-bit Edition.
Quick reference card
See the quick reference card for a brief, printable reminder of the key points in this course.
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