To create an out-of-office notice

  1. Open Outlook 2003.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Out of Office Assistant.
  3. Click I am currently Out of the Office.
  4. In the AutoReply only once to each sender with the following text box, type the message that you want to use to reply to others while you are out of the office.

    This message might include the dates you will be gone, people to contact in your absence, and information about whether you will be checking e-mail. The notice is sent the first time a person sends you an e-mail message.

  5. Create or modify any rules you would like to use for incoming e-mail. For information about creating rules, see Outlook Help.
  6. Click OK.


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