How to set Out Of Office (OOO) on Outlook for Mac [Updated 2023]

It's almost festive times for the year 2023 and the one important thing one does before going for a Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year Vacation or a Leave is to set up the Out Of Office in Outlook. If you have Outlook installed on your Macbook and wondering how it sets OOO in it, follow the below steps,

Setting up Outlook Out Of Office on Mac

  1. Open Outlook App,
  2. Go to Menu: Tools -> Auto Replies...
  3. Select "Send automatic replies for account - your email Id".
  4. And type in the out-of-office message inside Reply once to senders within my organization,
    Hi - 
    I will be Out Of the Office from Date - XX-XX-2023 to YY-YY-2024 and will have 
    limited access to the internet. Please reach out to if
    Or text me on my Mobile No. XXX-XXXX-XXXX if urgent
  5. Tick: Send replies only during this time period: and set the Stand and End dates.
  6. If you want to send auto-replies for people outside your organization, do select "Send replies outside my organization" and type in a custom message.
  7. Once done click OK
Setting up Out Of Office in Outlook for Mac

You would see a notification bar in your Outlook App saying - "Auto replies are on for your email account" to indicate Out Of Office Auto Replies are active. You may click on Turn Off to simply turn off auto-replies.

This is not an AI-generated article but is demonstrated by a human on an M1 Mac running macOS Sonoma 14.0.

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