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Does disabling Out of Office  aka "OOF" replies decrease or prevent spam?

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Last Modified: 2012-05-11

Working at a site where "Out of Office" is currently disabled for remote domains. I think this is an old recommendation, and that it no longer holds true - that you can enable this without too much worry. In my research I saw some notes that admins were disabling “Out of Office” aka OOF in 2008. The site uses Exchange Forefront as their in the cloud solution. The business users of course would like remote partners to get thier Out of Office messages.

Please let me know any recommendations I can use to document / backup and discuss enabling this feature with the network security team.

Thank you.
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