Outlook Out of Office Based on Time of Day

Hello,

I'd like to be able to send an out-of-office message based on the time of day. For example, if a person sends an email to me between the hours of 5:30PM and 8:30AM on Monday through Friday I'd like to send them an out-of-office message . Also, if they send me an email on the weekend (Friday from 5:30PM to Monday at 8:30AM) they would also get an out-of-office message.

Thank you.
CANLLCAsked:
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the_endjinnCommented:
I'm afraid this isn't possible when using the Out of Office assistant, although it is possible when using message rules.

You would have to set up a new rule that triggers when messages arrive and configure it to look for the time ranges you want in the message headers.

In Outlook 2010 -> Tools -> Rules and Alerts
New rule -> Start with a blank rule -> Check messages when they arrive
Check 'with specific words in the message header'
The words to look for would be "18:","19:","20:" etc to trigger for mail arriving between 6pm and 8pm.

Not very elegant I'm afraid and maybe there is an addon available to do this for you.
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njeri2011Commented:
Have you checked under the Advanced Tab after you click on the Add Rule on the automatic replies on outlook 2010?
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prakutCommented:
HI
this is not possible using  Out of Office assistant, however you can try the same using outlook rules...
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CANLLCAuthor Commented:
Not perfect but good given the requirement.
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