YaleConnect - Using the Out of Office Assistant in Outlook
Using the Out of Office Assistant, you can easily send automated replies to incoming email. Out of Office auto-replies can be customized for recipients both inside and outside of Yale. For example, you might want a more generic message sent outside of Yale — perhaps one that doesn't list alternate contact names, phone numbers, or email addresses. You can also schedule auto replies in advance with a start and stop time.
IMPORTANT NOTE: In the context of the YaleConnect service, a sender from "Outside My Organization" is a sender with an email account on any email system other than YaleConnect (i.e., EliApps, or Pantheon in addition to any outside services such as Google, Hotmail, etc.). This includes the Yale legacy email services. Therefore, if you intend for auto-replies to be sent to anyone at Yale who sends email to you, you must configure the Out of Office Assistant to include auto-replies to senders inside and outside your organization.
Setting Up Automatic Replies:
Open Microsoft Outlook.
Open the Out of Office Assistant.
Outlook 2007 - from the main menu select Tools > Out of Office Assistant.
Outlook 2010/2013 click the File tab and select Automatic Replies.
Select Send Out of Office auto-replies (Outlook 2007) or Send automatic replies (Outlook 2010/2013).
Specify the conditions and edit your reply messages for both Inside My Organization and Outside My Organization then click OK.
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