How to enable the automatic vacation reply in Outlook.com?

Original Title: How do I turn on vacation notifcation auto reply NOW

 

I need to turn on the auto-reply vacation opotion NOW, not wait until I have been using it for a few days as I'm asked to do or put a mobile phone number in which I will not do. I can find no way of doing this.

(And of course - I want my old hotmail back not this rubbishy replacement)

 

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Last updated February 17, 2019 Views 35,171 Applies to:
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Hello DhammagitaDhi,


Thank you for bringing your concern to our attention. Allow me to assist you on how you can setup the Automatic vacation reply on your Microsoft account. Please be informed that all Hotmail users will be upgraded to Outlook.com and plans were shared when Outlook.com preview was launched. To ensure a smooth transition for all Hotmail customers, the upgrade will be gradual. This is the start of that upgrade process. Please refer to the steps below on how to do this.

 

1. Sign in to Outlook.com.

2. Click the gear icon on the upper right corner beside your name.

3. Select More mail settings.

4. Under Managing your account click Sending automated vacation replies.

5. Enter the message you'd like to send while you're away.
6. Click Save.

 

In addition, note that there's some features that might be turned off for newly created Microsoft accounts.  

  • Sending automated vacation replies (auto reply option)
  • Email signature
  • POP aggregation (send Hotmail email with any email address)
  • Forwarding email
  • Reply-To address (receive replies to Hotmail email at a different email address)
  • Send-As address (send email in Hotmail from other email addresses)

Let us know the results after performing the above actions.

Thank you,
Ken – Senior Support Specialist
Outlook.com Support Escalations Team

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Hi,

Please follow the steps below to enable automatic replies in Outlook.com:

  1. Go to www.outlook.com and sign in.
  2. Click on the gear icon located at the upper right corner of the page.
  3. Select Automatic Replies from the Mail Settings menu.
  4. Tick the "Send automatic replies" button to start setting your automated responses.

Let us know if you need further assistance.

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