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Microsoft® Office Outlook® 2007 Inside Out by Doug Sheresh, Beth Sheresh, Jim Boyce

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Creating Automatic Responses with Custom Rules

The Out Of Office Assistant is great for generating automatic replies to messages that arrive in your Inbox when you’re out of the office. However, the Out Of Office Assistant sends an Out Of Office response only the first time a message arrives from a given sender. Subsequent messages go into the Inbox without generating an automatic response.

In some cases, you might want Outlook 2007 to generate automatic replies to messages at any time or for other types of accounts that do not use Exchange Server. Perhaps you’ve set up an Internet e-mail account to take inquiries about a product or service you’re selling. You can create a rule to automatically send a specific reply to messages that come in to ...

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