Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP3, Exchange Server 2010 SP2

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19

You can use the Shell to configure the Automatic Replies feature on a per-user basis. For example, you can configure Automatic Replies so that users in the Sales and Marketing divisions can send automatic reply messages to external contacts, but users in the Research division can't. By default, the Automatic Replies feature allows all users to send external automatic reply messages.

Use the Shell to enable external automatic replies

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Recipient Provisioning Permissions" section in the Mailbox Permissions topic.

You can't use the EMC to enable external automatic replies.

This example enables the external automatic reply messages for Ellen Adams' mailbox.

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Set-Mailbox "Ellen Adams" -ExternalOofOptions External

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Set-Mailbox.