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Out Of Office for Non-Exchange Server Email

Can it be done?  A user is complaining that the out of office assistant doesn't appear on his tools menu.  Is this because they are not using an exchange server?  Is it a settings issue?  Unfortunately, I do not have access to the machine so that's the best info I can give right now.  Any ideas?

Mike
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shacho
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shacho
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StuartWhyteCommented:
Basically, the anser is no.  The Out of Office facility is an Exchange function.

You could set up rules based Out of Office, but this would require Outlook to be permanently running.

HTH

Stuart
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Nat_cCommented:
From Outlook 2003 help:

"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."

One alternative would be to configure a rule to "check messages when they arrive" and automatically "reply using specific template" but this would mean that the PC and Outlook would need to be kept running while the user is away.

If the user is picking e-mails up via POP3 from a remote exchange server then it would be possible for it to be set up.

Hope this helps
Nat
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shachoAuthor Commented:
Thank you both.

Cheers,

Mike
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