Off on your summer holidays?
Don’t forget to set your out of office (aka automatic replies if your MS Office is 2010 onwards). It can so frustrating emailing someone multiple times, getting no reply, and then later finding out the person was on annual leave. Second to that is setting your out of office but then leaving it on for days after you return! Have you ever mailed someone and received an out of office that was out of date? So, you are left wondering if they are taking more time off than they had planned, are they sick, are they back?!?
In the excitement and chaos of finishing up on your last day the out of office (automatic reply) is easily forgotten so don’t forget you can do it in advance in MS Outlook.
For those of you don’t know how to use it at all, and I would be astonished if there are many! Here are instructions for MS 2016/2013/2010 and 2007
The important thing is, and this is my tip, set the start and end dates. That way you can do it way in advance if you wish and it knock automatically knock off when you are back in the office. So select that “only send during this time range” button!
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