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Out of Office Responder

I run outlook on XP, and I cant seem to find my auto 'out of office' responder. please help! thank you so very much.

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Re: Out of Office Responder

Hi Lalita, are you using outlook express in XP? If so, there is no one click solution. Firstly you have to create a new notepad document, open this in START>Programs>Accessories>Notepad. With this open, type the message you would like to be forwarded when you are out of the office. When you are happy with it, save it in your my documents folder as 'outofoffice'. You should now have the file 'outofoffice.txt' in your mydocuments folder. Next go into outlook express, goto Tools>message rules>Mail...>. A four part dialog box should appear. Under "1. Select Conditions for your rule" scroll to the bottom of the list and add a check mark to "For all messages". Under "2. Select Actions for your rule", check off "Reply with message". Under "3. Rule description" the follow items will now be listed: Apply this rule after the message arrives For all messages Reply with message You will see that 'meesage' is underlined, click on it, a dialog will open, make sure is 'my documents' folder, in 'files of type' drop down choose *.txt. (nearly there promise!) Your file 'outofoffice.txt' should appear, click it then click open. in rule description call it something like 'when out of office' and click ok. The rule dialog should now be there, the box will be ticked, that means you auto responder is turned ON. To turn off uncheck this box, and check it when you leave the office. If you close it, to find the rule again, just navigate to tools>message rules>mail..> and will show you the dialog again to turn it on and off. I hope that was reasonably clear, if not or you don't have outlook express leave a comment and I will try and help you further, otherwise Lalita, I hope this has helped! Si :)

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