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Configuring Out of Office replies in Outlook
This article will show how to configure automatic out of office replies in Outlook 2016 for Windows.
1. Click the "File" tab on the ribbon.
- Select the "My Contacts only" radio button to ensure that automatic replies are only sent to people outside of the University if they're on your contacts list. If you go this route, don't forget to add non-UWGB addresses that you'd like to receive automatic replies to your contacts list after you're done!
- Alternatively, you can untick the "Auto-reply to people outside my organization" checkbox to disable automatic replies to external addresses altogether.
Scammers and hackers would love to know when you won’t be at work. For instance, they might try to trick others into giving them sensitive information by pretending they've been working with you, they need information, and it can’t wait for your return. Sending e-mails to potential targets and watching for out of office replies is a favorite tactic of social engineering hackers. Making sure that only people you know receive automatic replies will help stop any such would-be impostors in their tracks.