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Having an email auto-reply also means automatically replying to spam emails, thereby validating your email account to spammers and increasing the amount of spam emails you will receive in the future. For more information see How to configure Jacobs Email for SPAM filtering.
Configure vacation messages being sent as automatic
replies for Jacobs Email
In the web interface click on Options -> Out of Office Assistant.
The web interface also allows to restrict out of office replies to be restricted internally, or to known senders.
The web interface also allows to specify a time interval in which to apply the out of office message.
While using MS Outlook and reading Emails, click on Tools -> Out of Office Assistant..., activate the "I am currently In the Office" option, and click on "OK", or use the web interface.
with MS Outlook
Click on 'File" in the upper left corner
Now click on 'Automatic Replies'
Choose 'Send automatic replies', options (e.g. time range or rules) and the text that should be send automatically, then click 'OK'.
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Now you can see that automatic replies are turned on
You can also use the web interface in Office 365 to configure your vacation message / automatic replies
In Office 365 click on 'Settings' (the gear icon in the upper right corner) and choose 'View all Outlook settings'
Under 'Mail' > 'Automatic replies' you can configure text and options for your automatic replies. To save your text and settings click 'Save' in the upper right corner of the settings window.
In MS Outlook simply click on 'Turn off' after starting Outlook
In Office 365 click on 'Turn off' in the upper right corner, after logging in