Just because you will be out of town or on vacation from your job, does not mean you are completely unreachable. Use an out of office email message to let your customers and colleagues know who will be standing in for you while you are gone and when you will be back to properly assist them. The following listing of out of office email messages serve as perfect examples to the type of message you can create.
I will be away from [date] until [date]. For urgent matters, you can contact [name].
I will be out of the office from [date] until [date]. If you need immediate assistance please contact [name].
I will be out of the office starting [date] through [date]. If you need immediate assistance during my absence, please contact [name] at [email]. Otherwise I will respond to your emails as soon as possible upon my return.
I will be out of the office this week. If you need immediate assistance while I’m away, please email [email].
Thank for your email. I am out of the office until [date]. I will reply to your email after I return. If you need more assistance, please email [name] at [email].
Thank you for your email. I’m out of the office and will be back at [date]. During this period I will have limited access to my email. For immediate assistance please contact me on my cell phone at [number].
Thank you for your email. Your message is important me and I will respond as soon as possible.
Thank you for your message. I am currently out of the office, with no email access. I will be returning on [date]. If you need immediate assistance before then, you may reach me at my mobile – [number].
Here is an easy to follow video on how to set up an automatic out of office reply for Outlook.