The Out of Office notification, or Vacation Message, allows you to send a standard reply to any email that you have received from another user. This is a handy way of letting people know you're away from the office.
 
This can either be set through a locally installed version of Outlook or via Outlook Web Access.
 
Automatic Reply
 
To set it through a locally installed version of Outlook go to the 'File' tab and select the 'Automatic Replies (Out of Office)' button.
In Outlook Web Access click on the 'Options' section, then under 'Out of Office Assistant' section you can set your message.
 
Setting the vacation message in either Outlook or Outlook Web Access will set the rule on the server side. This means it only needs to be done in either location to become active on your mailbox, therefore your computer does not have to be on for recipients to receive the message

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