Using Out-of-Office replies with Outlook when you don't use an Exchange server mailbox.
A user had this question: "When I restart Outlook after being Out of Office, the reminder doesn't come up to remind me to turn the Office Assistant off." That is how it works in Outlook 2010. Instead of a pop up, there is an Infobar under the ribbon. The Office Assistant button on the file
When Out of Office is not working correctly, you may need to delete the Out of Office (OOF) rule from your mailbox. You can do this using MFCMAPI. To Clear OOF Rule in the mailbox You need to use an online profile. This will not work if you are using cached mode! Turn off OOF
Note: the following problem applies to both Exchange 2007 and 2010. An administrator needed help after installing Exchange 2010: The install went smoothly, or so I thought. Once we started using the server, problems surfaced. Out of Office doesn't work. When you try to open it, it returns an error "Your Out of Office settings
If you want to turn on Out of Office every time Outlook is close, you need to use VBA. We have the code, which was tested on Outlook 2007 and 2003.
The Out-of-Office Assistant is missing Out-of-office Assistant is for Microsoft Exchange mailboxes only. Look for it on the File menu is Outlook 2010 or on the Tools menu in older versions. If you don't have an Exchange mailbox, you'll need to replicate it's actions using Rules Wizard, or better yet, use your email server's "vacation
A user asked how to send HTML formatted Out of Office replies, as the Out of Office Assistant only sends plain text OOF. "I can get the Outlook Client to send HTML Out of Office emails, but then the client needs to be on all the time for this to work (obviously not acceptable). An