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Enable Out of Office Replies

If you want your company to be able to take advantage of automatic out-of-office replies in Outlook, then the Microsoft Outlook out of office reply feature needs to be enabled in absentify. 

This will allow them to set up a note in Outlook that will be displayed in Microsoft Teams as well. They can configure a template for each leave type individually, which is then automatically set on the day of their leave. If it doesn't work for some reason, the user gets an email so that the note can be inserted manually in Outlook. Also, the admins are notified if it doesn't work.

To enable this feature, navigate to "**Settings**" > "**Microsoft**" and enable the Outlook out of office reply (Beta). This is a global setting, so you need Microsoft Tenant Admin rights to enable this. We use the Microsoft Graph API with the Mail.ReadWrite permission on the entire tenant. We do not store any data or load any information from the users' mailboxes. We only use permission to set the out-of-office notification.

Once this is enabled, employees will be able to set up their own templates for how the message should look. There are placeholders available for them to use so that they can customize the message to their needs. To know more about this, please check out our "[Create automatic out-of-office replies in Outlook](//" guide.

This is a great way to make sure that everyone in the company is aware of when someone is out of the office, and it can help to avoid any confusion or misunderstandings. If you have any questions about this feature, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Updated on: 05/03/2023

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