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Out of office instructions for beginner

Hi There,
Could anyone possibly offer up beginners instructions on how to set 'out of office' for Outlook 2003?

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yasserdCommented:
Hi,

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Automatically reply to incoming messages while out of the office  
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This feature requires you to use a Microsoft Exchange Server e-mail account. Most personal e-mail accounts through an Internet service provider (ISP) (ISP: A business that provides access to the Internet for such things as electronic mail, chat rooms, or use of the World Wide Web. Some ISPs are multinational, offering access in many locations, while others are limited to a specific region.) are POP3 accounts and do not support this feature.

In Mail, on the Tools menu, click Out of Office Assistant.
I 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.
Click I am currently Out of the Office.
In the AutoReply only once to each sender with the following text box, type the message that you want to send to others while you are out.
If you want, create 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.) to manage your incoming mail.  


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yasserdCommented:
Also, if you have OWA (Outlook Web Access) setting this option is so easy. Just go to options/settings and you'll find a box titled "Out of office..." inside it write the message that you want to be replied.

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war1Commented:
Greetings jennyv !

Here is how to set up Out of Office Assistant with rules, so that you seem to sitting at your desk.
http://articles.techrepublic.com.com/5100-6346-1047204.html

Hope this helps, war1
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jennyvAuthor Commented:
Hello and thanks for responses,

I don't have Microsoft Exchange server and that is my problem.
I have however found a fix for this through Google! See attached for future recommendations:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/311107
Tried it and it works perfectly.

Cheers
jennyv
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war1Commented:
Jenny,

If you do not have Exchange, you cannot use OOOA.  But you can use Outlook Rules Wizard, as you found out.
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jennyvAuthor Commented:
Thanks War1. I'll remember to be more specific next time!

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