Outlook Automatic Reply – 2 Minute Guide

If you are going to be out of the office for the day and you need to let others that are emailing you know then it is handy to set up an Automatic Reply.

If you want to learn more about Outlook, take a look at our Outlook training courses, or read our guide on The To Do Bar in Outlook.


Enable Automatic Replies

First you need to go to the ‘File’ tab and click on the ‘Automatic Replies’ button. Finding this option is shown in the screenshot below.


Shows where to find the Automatic Replies button in the File tab


This will pop the Automatic Replies Dialog Box up onto your screen. A screenshot of the box can be shown below.


Shows automatic replies dialog box


Then just click ‘OK’ to finish!

If you are looking for more Outlook tips, why not read our guide here on How to turn off MailTips in Outlook.

About Ben Richardson

Ben is a director of Acuity Training which he has been running for over 10 years.

He is a Natural Sciences graduate from the University of Cambridge and a qualified accountant with the ICAEW.

He previously worked as a venture capitalist and banker and so had extensive experience with Excel from building financial models before moving to learn SQL, Microsoft Power BI and other technologies more recently.