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Steve Dale

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I have Windows XP 2002. I use Outlook Express 6 and want to use an "out of Office" response but cannot find anything on "tools". I have read that you need to have a Microsoft Exchange Account but can't find how to get one !!. I simply want to auto reply to e mails whilst I am away on holiday. Help !!
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Hi Steve,
to use out-of-office auto-replies, you indeed need to have an MS Exchange account. This isn't something you can set up yourself - MS Exchange is something that's generally only available in corporate networks, unless you are running your own mailserver.
The only alternative for this would be setting up an auto-reply rule, but this would only work if you'd leave your email client, and thus your computer, turned on the entire time you are on holiday. Besides that, I'm not certain if this option is even available in Outlook Expres 6.0.
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Steve Dale,

Welcome to Geeks to Go! I don't know who your interrnet service provider (ISP) is, but you might be able to perform this function through their webmail interface. ISPs usually provide the ability to login to their site in order to check your email from another location, as well as send email and perform any of the other functions of email, so this might be one of the options.

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