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Outlook out of office assistance: Adding hyperlinks to your away message

Of course you want to put links in an automated response message. If you're out of the office, you want to point those who e-mail you to helpful resources, or to co-workers, who can assist them while you're gone.

But, when you compose an out of office message using Outlook's Out of Office Assistant, there's no hyperlink functionality. As an alternatirve, compose your automated response message in another application that's capable of supporting hyperlinks. Then paste that message, hyperlinks included, into the Out of Office Assistant window.

Be sure to use Ctrl + V when pasting the message since there is no right-click-paste function when using Outlook.

Tip courtesy of Rachel Willcox of the Law Office Management Assistance Program.

Published July 14, 2011

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