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Vacation and other "out of office" messages can be set for Exchange accounts using the Outlook Web Application (OWA).
MCommunity Away Messages
Out of office messages set in MCommunity, identified as Away Messages, will not work for all messages sent to an Exchange account. Although anyone sending email to the generic "email@example.com" address will receive the Away Message, other Exchange users will not. In order to ensure that anyone who emails the individual receives the out of office message, Exchange users should set their out of office message in the OWA using the following instructions. MCommunity Away Messages are not required when the out of office message is set in the OWA.
Open a browser and access the Outlook Web Application (OWA) by clicking the following link:
After the Inbox appears in the browser window, towards the top right corner, click the Gear icon for the dropdown window to appear and then select Automatic Replies!
In the left column, click the Organize E-Mail option. In the right pane, click the Automatic Replies icon.
Alternatively, under the Shortcuts to other things you can do column on the right, select Tell people you're on vacation to display the Automatic Replies screen.
Enter your out of office message in the second section, customizing it for an external audience if needed.
Be sure to fill out both sections to ensure everyone who emails you will receive an out of office message!