Setting Up Automatic Email Replies

As each of us get ready to leave for the holiday break, I thought it might be helpful to know how to setup automatic email replies.

In Outlook (desktop application):

1. On the Ribbon, select File tab → Automatic Replies
2. Select Send Automatic Replies → Check Only send during this time range:
3. Designate Start time and End time →Type message
· Optional: Type message or copy/paste text into Outside My Organization
4. Select OK

To discontinue automatic replies: On the Ribbon, select File tab → Automatic Replies → Select Don’t send automatic replies → Click OK

In Office 365 (web application via MyVSU):

After logging into your VSU email using your Active Directory credentials,
1. Click the Settings gear at the top-right → Click Set automatic replies

2. Select Send automatic replies → Select Send replies only during this time period:
3. Designate Start time and End time →Type message
· Optional: Select Send automatic reply messages to senders outside my organization
· Choose either Send replies only to senders in my Contacts list or Send replies to all external senders
· Type message or copy/paste text
4. Click the SAVE button.
To discontinue automatic replies: Click the Settings gear → Click Set automatic replies → Select Don’t send automatic replies → Click SAVE