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2.1. Setting up an Out of Office message (Apple Mail)

This document explains how to set a vacation or out of office message using Apple Mail. These instructions are for Mac OS 10.9 and above, but are likely to be similar for Mac OS 10.5-8.

Note: The account you are configuring must be an Office 365 account and configured via Exchange.

  1. Start Mail.
  2. Right-click on any folder and select "Get Account Info." The account information screen will appear.

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  3. Click the "Out of Office" tab and enter the desired preferences:
    • Send Out of Office replies: place a check mark in this box and select "While scheduled" from the select box.
    • Starting change to the desired start date/time - IMPORTANT: this setting cannot be a future date. If you want to set this vacation message to start sometime in the future, use Outlook Web App.
    • Ending change to the desired end date/time
    • Internal Reply: type the response that you want to send to anyone within your company Office 365 user base.
    • External Reply: type the response that you want to send to anyone outside your company Office 365 user base.
  4. Close the window. Your account will now send automatic replies.

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