Before We Start: This article is relevant to any Outlook user needing to create automatic replies while they are Out of Office (OOO) or for any other reason.
Note 1: When creating automatic replies in Outlook, ensure that the proper message is set for internal automatic replies versus external automatic replies. More info below.
Note 2: An automatic reply must be set up in Outlook for Teams to show your status as Out of Office.
Step 1: Open Outlook and click File in the top left corner. Then click Automatic Replies (Out of Office)
Step 2: Click Send automatic replies
Step 3: If applicable, check the box Only send during this time range and enter the start and end time of the time range.
Note: If the Only send during this time range box is not checked, the automatic replies will be sent after clicking okay and will continue to be sent any time you receive emails until automatic replies are turned off.
Step 4: Click on the Inside My Organization tab and enter your desired away message. Ariento recommends providing a contact for immediate assistance while you are OOO.
Step 5: Click on the Outside My Organization tab and enter your desired away message. Ariento recommends providing a contact for immediate assistance while you are OOO.
Step 6: When done, click Ok. Your automatic replies will now be sent when you receive an email.