Create a rule with Out of Office Assistant

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This feature requires you to use a Microsoft Exchange account. Most home and personal accounts do not use Exchange.

  1. In Mail, on the Tools menu, click Out of Office Assistant.

ShowI don't see the Out of Office Assistant command

The Out of Office Assistant command does not appear unless you are using an Exchange Server e-mail account and you are in the Mail view.

  1. Click Add Rule.
  2. Under When a message arrives that meets the following conditions, specify the conditions of the rule that the message must meet for the action to occur.
  3. To specify more conditions, click Advanced, select the options you want, and then click OK.
  4. To specify that this rule must be the last one applied, select the Do not process subsequent rules check box.
  5. Under Perform these actions, select the options you want. You can select more than one option.

 Note   If you specify that a message must be deleted, rules that follow the delete rule in the list of rules in the Out of Office Assistant dialog box do not affect the message.

Applies to:
Outlook 2003