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    Out of office Subject (Outlook 2003)

    Using Outlook 2003 on Exchange Server 2003.

    Is there a way to change the subject line in the out of office autoreply?

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    Re: Out of office Subject (Outlook 2003)

    No, it's hard-coded.

    Instead of using Out of Office, you could create a rule to reply to all messages, but the reply would be sent each time you receive an e-mail, not just once as with Out of Office.

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    Re: Out of office Subject (Outlook 2003)

    As Hans stated, the OoO is hard coded.

    However, if you want to build your own template, you could create a rule using the "reply using a specific template" option - see Automatic reply.... This will also work on Exchange, BUT will be a client rule and therefore Outlook must be left running while you are out for the Rule to operate. Like an Out-of-Office message, this type of rule replies only once to each sender, until the rule is turned off and restarted.
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    Re: Out of office Subject (Outlook 2003)

    Since the OP mentioned Exchange, I assume that the PC is a networked one in a work environment. Leaving the user logged in with Outlook running would probably be undesirable, if not impossible.

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    Re: Out of office Subject (Outlook 2003)

    Agreed, hence my warnings about a Client side rule. On the other hand, it can depend on the Exchange server environment. One of the techies at my former employer mentioned that some execs leave their machines logged on for week-long durations, and that the record for an uninterrupted remote VPN connection was 8 days.

    But I wouldn't do what I'm suggesting as an alternative.
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    Re: Out of office Subject (Outlook 2003)

    Exexutives might be able to do that, but where I work, it's 99.9% certain that "your" PC will be used by somebody else while you're on vacation. (In fact, most people don't have a fixed PC to work on.)

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    Re: Out of office Subject (Outlook 2003)

    >Executives might be able to do that
    And remote work-from-home users on VPN...like me! <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>
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