Outlook 2010 - Vacation Rule

There may come a time when you will be out of the office for a length of time and you would like to let people inside and outside of your organization know. The best way to do this is to create an “Out of the Office” notification otherwise known as “Vacation Rule”.

Click the File tab, and then the Info tab in the menu.

Click Automatic Replies (out of office).

Step 1 Vaction Rule

In the Out of Office Assistant dialog box, select the Send Automatic Replies check box(see Number 1).

Step 2

If you want to specify a set time and date range, select the Only send during this time range check box (see  Number 2), set the Start time (see  Number 3), and then set the End time (see  Number 4).

Step 3

In the Inside my organization (see  Number 5) tab, type the message that you want to send within your organization, and in the Outside my organization (see Number 6 ) tab, type the message that you want to send outside your organization.

Step 4

Click OK (see  Number 7).

Last Updated: Sep 08, 2011