Out of Office Assistant not working in Microsoft® Outlook 2007
What are the benefits of Microsoft Outlook 2007 Out of Office Assistant feature?
Microsoft Outlook 2007 is an e-mail client that allows the users to manage multiple e-mail accounts efficiently. Microsoft Outlook 2007 comes with features like Address Book, Messaging Rules, Special Folders, etc. that help the users to improve their productivity when it comes to e-mail related tasks. It offers support for different protocols including POP3, IMAP, and HTTP. Microsoft Outlook 2007 is designed for corporate users in mind and so it comes as a part of the Microsoft Office productivity suite. It also has security features for protecting against attacks of viruses and spam e-mails. Other features of Microsoft Outlook 2007 include Calendar, Tasks, Journal, Out of Office Assistant, etc. The Out of Office Assistant lets the users to create a custom message which will then be send as an auto reply for every message they receive.
Discussed below are the different issues due to which Out of Office Assistant stops working and its remedial actions:
- Benefits of Out of Office Assistant
- Out of Office Assistant requirements
- Issues and remedial actions
Benefits of Out of Office Assistant
Out of Office Assistant is an advanced feature in Microsoft Outlook 2007 which helps the users to create an automated reply that can be configured for sending to each of the e-mails they receive. This is a useful option especially for business users who often need to travel for various purposes. Out of Office Assistant feature also comes with easy to use options allowing the users to set-up and configure it in just a few clicks.
Out of Office Assistant requirements
The Out of Office Assistant is only available with Microsoft Exchange Server account. The most common POP3 and IMAP accounts don’t have this feature. So, if you can’t find the Out of Office Assistant in the ‘Tools’ menu, the first thing to do is to check whether you are using a Microsoft Exchange Server account.
Out of Office Assistant may encounter some problems resulting in not allowing the users to configure the tool. The first thing to do is to make sure that it is installed with your Exchange Server account and it is turned on. To do this, go to ‘Tools’ menu and select ‘Options’. Select the ‘Other’ tab and click on ‘Advanced Options’. Select ‘Add-In Manager’ and make sure the checkbox near 'Exchange Extensions commands' is checked. If you can’t find it, go to ‘Help’ menu and select ‘About Microsoft Office Outlook’ and then ‘Disable Items’. Locate 'Exchange Extensions Commands' and click ‘Enable’. If you can’t find it here too, then install the Add-in manager and follow the above mentioned steps.
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