Out of Office Reply

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  1. zaskar

    zaskar Funster

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    Sent an e-mail this morning and got an "Out of Office" reply.
    Fair enough, the message also said he'd be in this afternoon.
    But I'm wondering..............
    does the automatic message so of, cancell out my e-mail, or will it still appear in his "in box".to be read when he gets in ?
    Reason I ask, is that I dont want to send another and have the guy think I'm mithering him.

    Ta
     
  2. peter H

    peter H Funster Life Member

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    Its a standard function of things like 'outlook'

    It will be in his in box waiting his return

    Peter
     
  3. iceni

    iceni Read Only Funster

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    As peter says he will still get the mail. Its more done for politeness so that you dont keep sending emails he will not read till he gets back.

    You will probally only get the Out of office once so even if you sent another message you wont get an out off office reply again.

    Good innit?
     
  4. JeanLuc

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    Just a humorous observation, and this problem has been fixed on mail servers now, but several years ago I remember a network manager tearing his hair out because of overload caused by this facility.

    One person set his 'out of office' message, then sent a last e-mail before leaving for two week's holiday. Unfortunately, the person he sent it to had just set their 'out of office message' and gone for two week's holiday as well. The server then happily bounced "Sorry I'm away, but will deal with your message on my return" e-mails to and fro for a fortnight!

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  5. GJH

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    Anyone working for a public authority should use the Out of Office facility and should include a deputy's name in the standard message just in case a FoI request is received by e-mail. Not to do so means (unless the request has been sent to several addresses) that the response clock is counting down without action being taken.

    Graham
     
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