Out of Office

If you will be out of the office for an extended period of time, it is helpful to set up an automatic Out of Office reply to emails you receive.

  1. Under the Tools tab click the Out of Office button.
  2. Click the Send Out of Office messages radio button.
  3. Enter your away message in the Reply to messages with textbox. For example, you might want to write something like “I am out of the office from ___ to ___. I will respond to your email as soon as possible upon my return.”
  4. If More options isn’t already expanded, click the triangle to the left.
    1. Select the I am out of the office between checkbox.
    2. Enter the Start date and time along with the End date and time. This way you don’t have to remember to disable the reply message when you return!
    3. Optional: To enable Outlook to send your reply to any email received outside of BVU, make sure Send replies outside my company to is checked. Note: One reason you might not want this option is if you subscribe to a lot of listservs.
    4. Enter your away message for emails received from outside BVU in the Reply once to each sender outside my company with textbox.
  5. Click OK.

Getting Help

For help using Outlook, please contact the TLTC at tltc@bvu.edu, 712-749-2359, or 1-800-803-6583. The TLTC is available from 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday.

Please note that you can also contact 2Fix for any additional questions. You can contact 2Fix at 2fix@bvu.edu, 1.712.249.2FIX (2349), or 1.800.248.4462. 2Fix is available from 7 AM to 11PM, Monday through Friday and 3 PM to 11PM on the weekend.

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