Set up Recuring out of Office Replies for certain dates.
At my job we are on a 9/80 schedule so we have off every other Friday, so It would be nice to set up out of office replies like a recurring meeting on those days. Also would like to be able to schedule more than 1 out of office reply for the future. Long story short be able to give the same options as meeting request to out of office replies.
I've been looking for this feature (recurring out of office) for a long time and it would be absolutely wonderful to have this in a new version of outlook (or just an update?) Many thanks!
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Lucy Harrison commented
I am OOO every Friday and do not want to create an OOO every week.
I'm sure you can do it on gmail !
I agree. It would be very useful. I work on an IT support helpdesk and some of our customers can be quite rude when they don't receive a reply to their issue at 6am despite multiple attempts to tell them my working hours!
You would think Microsoft with all it's experience and history would realize that something so basic NEEDS to be part of Outlook. The product manager is surely asleep at the wheel.
I agree. This would be very useful. I work 3 days a week and currently have to remember to set out of office every week on my last working day.
100%. With new, reduced hours I need to set up an OOO that sends on a reccuring basis. Not use my limited time setting up an OOO 2x's per week.
We NEED this option. There is no reason to have to create an endless list of rules that may or may not send out way too many OOO replies. When you go into File->Options->Automatic Replies should have a toggle (drop down menu) with an option for Temporary vs Recurrent OOO replies choices. Or, you could add another option under Automatic Replies->Send automatic replies->add another box below "Only send during this time range" saying something like Send automatic replies on this recurrent schedule. In my opinion, it would be helpful to have a separate save reply for recurrences rather than having to change one that you've created for a vacation as the wording would be different and editing that every time you take a day off is an unnecessary pain. Please work on this, we really need it.
My problem is that I work Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. So I can't set the time out to be continuous. I need the OOO to pop up only on Wednesdays and Fridays.The only answers I've seen thus far involve a heap of coding beyond my skill set.
Repeating what everyone is saying. We need to be able to set up a recurring day so that we can set the "out of office", pick the day of the week that it will start and the day of the week that it will end. We've been scheduling programs to run this way for years. Why can't this be done?
I only work Tuesday thru Thursday's and having the ability to set up recurring out of office replies on selected days of week would be a great benefit for me instead of having to manually stop and start out of office replies every week.
We have so many people who work certain days - hard to keep track without an automated reply to incoming emails. Please set this up!
This is needed now more than ever as rotating shifts working from home are going to become a lot more popular as offices adjust to new norms post-Covid.
Holly Irvin commented
Please respond to this need, it has been 2 years since Kyle posted it.
Please can this need be responded to. I need to set up a recurring out of office auto email reply, instead of constantly having to manually do it each day.
Mark Kray commented
This is a feature that will become more and more needed due to the COVID 19 outbreak that is occuring at the moment. With our staff on limited hours or limited days working it would be great to have a quick and easy choice to undertake while companies try and run without having to create rules etc. Please can you add this feature. Many thanks
I need automatic reply for specific day, recurring ("I am out of the office on Wednesdays" sends only on Wednesdays)