Send automatic replies in

Use automatic replies to tell people you won't be responding right away to their email messages. Automatic replies are sent once to each sender.

Set up an automatic reply

To turn on or modify automatic replies:

  1. Sign in to

  2. On the navigation bar, choose Settings > Automatic replies.

    Outlook on the web automatic replies

  3. Choose the Send automatic replies option.

  4. Select the Send replies only during this time period check box, and then enter a start and end time to control when automatic replies are sent.

    If you don't set a time period, your automatic reply remains on until turned off.

  5. Select the check box for any of the following options that you're interested in:

    • Block my calendar for this period

    • Automatically decline new invitations for events that occur during this period

    • Decline and cancel my meetings during this period

    Choose the Send replies only to people in my Contact list option to limit automatic replies to senders who are in your Contacts list. Or, if you want, select the option to Send automatic replies to anyone who emails me.

  6. In the box at the bottom of the window, type a message to send to people during the time you're away.

  7. If you like, you can highlight your message and use the formatting options at the top of the box to change the font and color of the text, add an emoticon, or customize your message in other ways.

    Outlook on the web automatic replies message

  8. When you're done, choose OK at the top of the page. Then select the app launcher The app launcher icon in Office 365 to go back to your email or to other pages.

To turn off automatic replies, return to the Automatic replies page and choose Don’t send automatic replies.

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