Turn an Out of Office Assistant rule on or off

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

  1. To turn out of office rules (rule: One or more automatic actions taken on e-mail messages and meeting requests that meet certain conditions, along with any exceptions to those conditions. Rules are also referred to as filters.) on or off, 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. In the Status box, select or clear the check box next to the rule you want to turn on or off.

 Note   If the Out of Office Assistant command is missing from the Tools menu, or you receive an error message when you click the Out of Office Assistant command, see the Troubleshoot topic for solutions.

Applies to:
Outlook 2003