Change Out of Office auto replies for another user – Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010

Every so often a user goes on holiday without setting up their Out of Office auto replies, and we get a call asking if we can set them up.

This can be done by using Outlook Web Access for Exchange 2007 or Outlook Web App for Exchange 2010.

For Exchange 2007:

  1. In the Exchange Management Console give you admin account full access permission.
  2. Log into Outlook Web Access but append the user in questions email address to the url. For example;
    https://remote.mycompany.com/owa/[email protected]
  3. Enter your admin username and password.
  4. From the Options menu, select the Out of Office Assistant, and enter the auto reply message and required settings and click Save.




For Exchange 2010:

  1. In the Exchange Management Console give you admin account full access permission.
  2. Log into Outlook Web App with your admin username and password.
  3. You’ll see your username in the top right hand corner of the screen, click the down arrow next to it.
  4. Enter the username who needs their Out of Office message changing and click Open.
  5. Click Options – Set Automatic Replies.
  6. Enter the auto reply message and required settings and click Save.




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