Send Automatic Replies when you're away

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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.

Goals

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Create and send automatic replies if you use a Microsoft Exchange Server account.

  • 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).

  • Stop both types of replies (Exchange and other types of accounts).

  • Create rules to help manage incoming messages while you're gone.

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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See Also

Send Out of Office notices automatically with an Exchange account

Send Out of Office notices with POP3, IMAP, and Outlook.com accounts

Manage email messages by using rules

Best practices for Outlook 2010

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