Setting Up Automatic Replies

Posted April 7, 2021 by Academic and Institutional Technology
Tags: Department News

Will you be out of the office for a day or two?  Set up an Automatic Reply!

One great way to help your colleagues is by turning on your automatic replies when you’re going to be out of the office for a day or more.  It doesn’t take long to set up an automatic reply, and it is a great courtesy to anyone trying to reach you.

Check out this Wheaton Answers article for links to short LinkedIn Learning videos teaching you how to set up automatic replies.

Pro tip: The automatic replies default to be in 8-point font (which is VERY SMALL.)  It would be helpful to take a moment to change that to size 11 or 12. 

Another handy feature of the automatic replies in Outlook is that they’re automatically connected to Microsoft Teams.  That means that if someone looks you up in Microsoft Teams to see if you’re available, they will be shown the notification that you are out of office. 

If you have questions about any of these technologies we provide, please contact the AIT Service Desk at or call 630.752.4357 (HELP).