Outlook - create a rule to automatically reply to new messages

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You can create a rule to automatically reply to new messages under Outlook:
  • In Home tab go to Move and then click on Rules.
  • Click Manage Rules and alerts.
  • In the Rules and Alerts dialog, click New Rule.
  • Under Start from a blank rule, click on Apply rule on messages that I receive, and then click Next.
  • Select "Sent only to me" and click on Next.
  • Select the Reply using a specific template.
  • Down in window, click on the "a specific template" link and select the template of your choice.
  • Click on Next.
  • Set your exceptions (if needed) and settings.
  • Save your new rule and give a name to it.
  • Note that: For the Wizard to automatically sends a reply, Outlook must be enabled and configured to check periodically for new messages.
  • To create a message template, read Outlook - Create a message template.

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