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    Rules or OoO? (Outlook XP sp2)

    Hi, Im new to this site so forgive me if I do not make myself clear.

    I have a user that is going on leave for 6 months (Lucky man) He wants the OoO to reply with an out of office message to all the people in the organisation to say that he is away BUT he wants to be able to recieve mail from various external mailing list. Do you know if this is possible? If it is how do I set it up.?

    Thank in advance

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    Re: Rules or OoO? (Outlook XP sp2)

    All the user has to do is leave O-o-O set ON whenever he retrieves e-mail; if using OWA (Internet Outlook Access), this won't be an issue, if by the PC, he'll have to say NO to the question "Do you want to turn O-o-O Off?" every time he starts Outlook. Note that O-o-O messages are sent only ONCE to each Sender. You may also want to think about server side mailbox capacity if he will not be deleting or moving mail from the Server mailbox for 6 months.
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    Re: Rules or OoO? (Outlook XP sp2)

    We don't use Exchange, but I vaguely recall that in versions 2000 and before, you could make a company-wide decision on whether to allow out-of-office messages to go to external senders or not; it was not mailbox-by-mailbox. If you wanted to do something individualized, you had to use rules. Not sure how it works in Exchange 2003.

    As a person who receives mailing lists, it's extremely annoying when OOO messages are sent to the list. I almost don't open that person's messages any more because they are 95% OOO.

    But I'm sure the spammers enjoy them very much. <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Rules or OoO? (Outlook XP sp2)

    Hi,

    Thank you very much for your reply. I think that the people in our organisation will forget that he is off for 6 months as they will only receive the message once. I suppose I could set up a template OoO so that they get the message everytime. The point is he wants to recieve mails from external organisations but not internal ones! Which means that the external mails will get the OoO reply too. Any more ideas?

    Janey

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    Re: Rules or OoO? (Outlook XP sp2)

    I'd set up a separate 'internal' account - it may be easier to manipulate separate rules, quotas, etc.

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