Staff/Faculty using Exchange:

  • Log into the web interface at
  • Click option, then set automatic replies
  • Type in a Subject and message which people will receive when you are away.
  • You may also set a start and end date so that this rule turns on and/or off by itself
  • Normally you would want to set it it to reply to external users as well
  • Click Save
  • You should test/verify that the rule is working.

Students using Webmail:

  • Open your internet browser to the website.
  • On the university website, click on webmail.
  • Enter your username and password.
  • While in the Mail app click on the Gear symbol which is located in the upper right area of the screen.
  • Click on “options” then Automatic Replies
  • Under the Automatic Replies click “send automatic replies,  type your message.
  • Click Save when done (at the top)