How to set automatic replies on a user's mailbox in Office 365

Introduction

This article describes three methods that administrators can use to set automatic "out of office" replies on a user's mailbox in Microsoft Office 365.

More Information

Method 1

  1. Sign in to the Office 365 portal.
  2. Locate Users > Active users (or Groups > Shared mailboxes if you set this on a shared mailbox).
  3. Select a user who has a Microsoft Exchange mailbox.
  4. On the flyout menu on the right, locate Mail settings > Automatic replies (if it's a shared mailbox, just locate Automatic replies on the flyout).

Method 2

  1. Sign in to the Office 365 admin portal by using administrator credentials.
  2. Expand Admin Centers, and then select Exchange.
  3. Click the picture in the upper-right corner, select Another User, and then select the user mailbox that you want to change.
  4. On the left side, select Options, click Organize E-mail, and then click Automatic replies.

Method 3

Run the following cmdlet in Exchange Online PowerShell:

Set-MailboxAutoReplyConfiguration

For more information about this cmdlet, see Set-MailboxAutoReplyConfiguration.

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