Set Out-of-Office Replies

There are several ways to configure out-of-office auto replies for your inbox.

From My Profile

  1. Log in to My Profile with your NSID and password.
  2. Find the Email section and select Edit.
    My Profile Email
  3. Click on the Auto-reply tab and select Send automatic replies.
    Auto Reply Tab
  4. Fill in the form to suit your preferences and select Save Changes

From Outlook

  1. Click on the File tab in the upper left-hand corner.
  2. Click on the Automatic Replies button.
    set auto reply outlook
  3. Change your settings to personalize your automatic replies.
    • Click the Send Auto Replies button to enable out-of-office auto replies or click the Don't Send Auto Replies button to disable out-of-office auto replies.
    • Alternatively, select the option to set a specific the time to send out out-of-office auto replies.
    • Specify whether the message will be sent to on-campus senders or off-campus senders or both.
    • Write a message that senders will see when you are out-of-office. Include your return date and an alternative contact in your absence.
  4. Click the OK button.
    auto reply message outlook

All three of these approaches will allow you to configure auto replies for your mailbox. You can use whichever approach is most convenient at any point in time because they all store your auto-reply configuration in the same place on the U of S e-mail service.

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