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Setting automatic replies for Office 365 email accounts in the Mac Mail Client

Setting up an automatic reply in the Mac Mail Client:

1. Open Apple Mail. Right click "Inbox" on the left side, under Mailboxes. Then select the last option, "Get Account Info."




2. A new window will open. Make sure the second tab, "Out of Office" is selected. Then select the check-box "Send Out of Office replies:" Select the drop down menu to choose between "Until disabled" and "While Scheduled." If choosing "While scheduled," set the starting and ending times.



3. Set an Internal and/or External Reply message. Note that internal refers to all "@wisc.edu" addresses. Close the window to save changes.

To turn off Automatic Replies:

If "While scheduled" was selected, automatic replies will turn off by itself. If "Until disabled" was selected, automatic replies will need to be turned off manually. To do this:

1. Open Apple Mail. Right click "Inbox" on the left side, under Mailboxes. Then select the last option, "Get Account Info."

2. Make sure the "Out of Office" tab is selected. Deselect "Send out of office replies until:" Close the window to save changes.


Note: Because wisc email accounts are configured as Exchange accounts, setting an automated reply using the Mac Mail Client will automatically apply it to iOS devices and the Outlook Web App. The settings can be adjusting using any of these methods. Please click the following links for more information about configuring automated reply settings using those tools:




Keywords:o365 email settings ehelp apple Mail.app OS X Mac macintosh vacation Office 365 out of office auto reply   Doc ID:50005
Owner:Johnnie W.Group:Engineering Professional Development - Department Resources
Created:2015-04-06 07:33 CSTUpdated:2015-04-22 08:43 CST
Sites:College of Engineering - Online Learning Resources, Engineering Professional Development - Department Resources
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