How to Use the Out of Office Assistant
1. Open Outlook. Go to Tools --> Out of Office Assistant.
2. Type in the message you would like to use to inform other's of your absence from the office. When you are ready to actually leave the office for the last time, click the I am currently Out of the Office button.
3. You can also add a rule that forwards all or some of your mail to someone else. Other possibilities are in the screen shot below.
Remember, the Out of Office assistant will only be sent once to each person who writes to you while you are away. Also, the Out of Office message is ONLY sent to other Outlook users on campus. It is NOT sent to off campus addresses.