The Out of Office, or Vacation Message, allows you to send a standard reply to any email that you have received from another user. This is a handy way of letting people know you're away from the office.

The Outlook Web App is accessible from any device by going to portal.office.com

*Note: You will not be able to access your email via my.uq.edu.au until you have followed the Outlook Web App guide. If you still have issues after following the guide, it is recommended to clear your browser cache.

Remember: exchange.uq.edu.au no longer exists & staff should be using portal.office.com

If you have any problems, please contact the ITS Service Desk on 56000 or help@its.uq.edu.au.

In Outlook Web Access (portal.office.com)

  • Click the Cog icon on the top-right of the page
  • Click Automatic replies.

  • Click Send automatic replies and check Send replies only during this time period.
  • Select a Start time and an End time. Your message automatically turns on and off with the assigned dates.
  • Enter your message into the text field.

If you like to send an automatic reply to external users as well, Select Send automatic reply messages to senders outside my organization. This is useful if you want to send a different reply message to external users.

  • Click OK to save.