Out of Office AutoReply Issues with Microsoft® Outlook 2003
What are the benefits of using Out Of Office AutoReply in Microsoft Outlook 2003?
Microsoft Outlook 2003 is a premium business and personal e-mail management tool. This includes rich set of features to meet the communication needs while working from home and other places. This also includes e-mail search and social networking features. These type of application help to store the messages, attachments and contacts to your computer. When you start to work with Microsoft Outlook 2003, first add an e-mail account to it. This also has the feature of handling calendar and scheduling processes. Microsoft Outlook 2003 is also capable of printing e-mail messages, contacts, calendar item or the tasks with this application. Out of Office Assistant is a feature of Microsoft Outlook 2003. This feature helps in sending e-mail automatically when you are out of office or if your computer is off. You can find this under the Tools menu of Microsoft Outlook 2003.
Following are the ways to resolve Out of Office AutoReply Issues in Outlook 2003:
- Configure Out of Office feature
- Enable Out of Office feature
- Security issues
Configure Out of Office feature
This feature works with the help of Microsoft Exchange. For enabling this feature in Microsoft Outlook 2003, open Microsoft Outlook 2003 and Click on 'Inbox' options from the navigation menu and select 'Out of Office Assistant' option. Now a dialog box will appear. Click on 'I am currently Out of the Office' option and enter your out-of-office message in the text box. After that click on 'Add Rule' button and then click on 'Next' option to proceed. If you want your mails forwarded to a different mail address, enter that e-mail address in the Method field and click the 'Ok' button.
Enable Out of Office feature
Sometimes, Out of Office feature of Microsoft Outlook would be disabled due to certain problems. To resolve this issue, first open Microsoft Outlook and select the 'Tools' menu. You need to select 'About Microsoft Outlook' option and then Click on 'Disabled Items entry'. Now, you can see a disabled items window and show some messages like "The items below were disabled because they prevented Microsoft Outlook from functioning correctly and please note that you may have to restart Outlook for these changes to take place". You need to choose the option to enable the Out of Office feature to solve this issue.
The corrupted DLL files associated with Microsoft Outlook 2003 can create some issues with Out of Office feature. Virus attacks and other malicious contents can infect the system files and disable function of the application programs. The timely updates to antivirus and other protecting software would be helpful for fixing this problem in Microsoft Outlook 2003.
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