out of office message for Outlook

How to Set Out of Office Message in Microsoft Outlook

Setup of Microsoft Outlook AutoReply message in Outlook 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016

Setup Out of Office Auto Reply
You are going to Out of Office for a week or days and you want to Configure Outlook AutoReply out of office message in Microsoft Outlook for new email senders. Here I mention a simple step for out of office reply to sender, follows as below.

Step1: Open Microsoft Outlook 2016
Microsoft Outlook 2016
Step2: Create a New mail message 
New mail message

Subject: Out of Office AutoReply

Message: Thank you for your email, I am Out of Office and I will be back on 01 January. During this period I have limited access to my emails.
For immediate assistant contact me at:

Out of Office AutoReply

Step3: Click on File Menu and  Save As the name of Out of Office AutoReply and Save as Type is to be Select Outlook Template
Outlook Template

Step4: Go to Tools > Click on Rules and Alert  / Home > Rules > Manage Rules and Alert
Manage Rules and Alert

Step5: Section E-Mail Rules > Click on New Rule 
E-Mail Rules

Step6: Click  " Check message when the arrive " / " Apply rules on message receive " in section Start from a blank rule
Click Next Button
Apply rules on message receive
Step7: Click a Check " Where my name as in the box "
Click Next button
Where my name as in the box
Step8: Click a Check " Reply using specific template and go below box Click on a Specific template
Click Next Button
Reply using specific template
Step9: Select under the box look in " User template in File system " and Select  Out of Office AutoReply (a template file which you save as will use)
Click Open
User template in File system
Step10: Click Next Button on your above screen
Specific template
Step11: Click  on " except if it is an Automatic reply "
Click Next
except if it is an Automatic reply
Step12: Type " Out of Office AutoReply in Specify a name for this rule " Click Finish Button
Out of Office in Specify a name for this rule

Now your new emails are under AutoReply message

How to reset Auto reply out of office message outlook

If you want reset Auto reply out of office outlook Go to Home > Rules > Manage Rules and Alert uncheck under Rules which is Out of Office AutoReply. then Apply and OK

uncheck Out of Office AutoReply

if you are using Microsoft Outlook 2007 go to ToolsRules and Alert


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