Office 365 - Creating an Away Message

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Creating an Away message

The away message (sometimes called an out-of-office message or an automatic reply) is a handy tool that, when activated, automatically respond to emails you receive with a pre-written message. It can be set to reply with the same message to all senders, or with a different message to people outside of your company or contact list.

1. Log in to myPlymouth ( and locate the myOffice365 Channel on the main Welcome page.

Click the envelope icon under your username in the first channel on the left side. This will bring you directly to your Office 365 Mail.​​​​​​

2. Click the gear symbol in the top right corner.


3. Select "View all Outlook settings" from the bottom of the menu. This will create a pop-out window that will allow you to choose from more settings.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


4. Select "Automatic Replies" from the menu.​​​​​​​


5. Click the button next to "Turn on automatic replies".​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

This will send automatic replies until you click the button again to turn it off and save the setting. To set a specific time frame: Check the box "Send replies only during this time period" and set the start and end times.


6. Now type your away message in the box.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

You can create a separate away message for senders outside of Plymouth or your contact list by selecting the check box below the text box.


7. Once the away message(s) are typed in, click the "Save" button near the bottom of the pop-out.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Article ID: 2805
Fri 10/2/20 5:14 PM
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