How to Auto-Reply in Entourage OSX

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mooshoo, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. mooshoo macrumors regular

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    Hi.

    I've been trying to figure out how to set up the Entourage Mail app to auto-reply emails sent to my account. I'm going on vacation in like, a day, and want the app to automatically send a "out-of-office" reply. Anyone know how to do this? Thanks!
     
  2. dops7107 macrumors 6502a

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    No probs.

    Set up a Rule (Tools -> Rules). Select the account you want the rule to apply to. Make a rule where for all messages received, send a reply. You can then specify the text. Give it a quick test by sending yourself an email.

    Note that you'll have to leave the computer logged on and connecting for this to work... bit crazy if you ask me; if you have a webmail access then maybe you can set the option up from within that, without getting Entourage to do it.
     

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  3. mooshoo thread starter macrumors regular

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    dops,

    So, correct me if I'm wrong: The PB has to be connected for the Auto-reply to work? I guess it's not a server-related function then? Hmm. I was going on vacation, and not quite planning on taking the PB with me (nor a cellphone, for that matter!), but I guess I have to take it along now.

    Thanks for the reply!
     
  4. dops7107 macrumors 6502a

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    That's right. The mail reaches your computer, then Entourage sends a reply automatically. So it has to connect to send/receive. A server approach is much better, but that depends on the kind of mail account you have; Gmail I am sure will let you set that up from the web interface, and many IMAP accounts also have a webmail interface. Otherwise... you may be a bit stuck.
     
  5. superbovine macrumors 68030

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    If it for a work account, they can probably turn on an autoreply at the server level for you.
     
  6. chrisrea macrumors newbie

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    The easiest way is to log into Outlook Web Access, find Options in the left nav bar, and the Out of Office Assistant will be first in the list.
     

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