Out of Office Assistant in Office 365

If you plan to be away from LSE for a period of time and will not access your email, you can switch on the Out of Office Assistant to manage your Inbox and automatically respond to incoming mail.

To use the Out of Office Assistant:

  1. Open your internet browser and go to http://mail.lse.ac.uk Enter your LSE username and password and click Sign In
  2. Click on the gear wheel button next to your name at the top of the preview pane. Click Set automatic replies

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  3. At the top of the screen click Send automatic replies

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  4. Fill in your message. You can also set the start and end time for automatic replies to be sent by ticking the Send replies only during this time period box and filling in the dates and times of your choice.
  5. When you have finished, click Save

Unless you have set an end time, your out of office message will be sent indefinitely until you turn it off. Each correspondent will only receive your out of office response once.

To stop sending automatic replies:

  1. Click on the gear wheel button next to your name at the top of the preview pane. Click Set automatic replies
  2. At the top of the screen click Don't send automatic replies
  3. When you have finished, click Save

You can send different messages to internal (other LSE email addresses) and external (non-LSE email addresses) correspondents if you wish. This is helpful if you need to give different details to each group. The same date and time criteria will apply equally to both groups.

Automatically forward your email

If you would like to set up an automatic forward for your email so that it is sent to a different address, please see Microsoft's guide on how to forward your email in Office 365|. Please note that the link suggestions two options; Option 1 is suitable for use at the School.

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