outlook 2007 - setting up a rule for auto-reply, get an error message saying rule in error, cannot reply to this message. what does this mean?

i'm running Outlook 2007 as a stand-alone client.  am trying to set up a rule to send an auto-reply to all emails stating i am out of the office.  i've done this before on Outlook 2003 with no problems.  The rule is set, and i get an error message each time an email arrives - error box says 'rule in error' and 'cannot reply to this message'.  i cannot find any help section that addresses this issue.  help please!

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Last updated November 17, 2017 Views 1,562 Applies to:

What type of account is configured in Outlook? E.g. POP/IMAP/Exchange

The Out of Office Assistant feature in Microsoft Outlook is a Microsoft Exchange Server service.

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