out of office reply - error 'cannot reply to message'

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SoniaC

I use Outlook 2007 but am not on microsoft Exchange. I have tried to set up

an out of office reply using the advice given in

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA102487481033.aspx?WT.mc_id=42 but

it won't work. The actions I selected were 'where my name is in to to and cc

box' and 'sent only to me'. It just comes up with an error message 'cannot

reply to message'. I have seen another post where someone had a similar

problem and a suggested answer was to remove the latest security update. I

am reluctant to do this if it's not necessary but, if it is, how do I do it

and what weaknesses would it expose in security? Do hope someone can help

me. I've tried very hard to find answers on the web and in support forums

but am feeling very frustrated now!
 
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Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

A better option may be to use the Vacation message that many ISPs offer to

their clients. Check with your ISP to see if they offer this option.

Using Rules to send an Out of Office Message has many limitations, the worst

of which is to leave Outlook always open and connected to the Internet.

Oops, not the worst, the worst is to generate a mail loop that will bring

Outlook down to its knees, as well as your mail account storage limit.


After furious head scratching, SoniaC asked:

| I use Outlook 2007 but am not on microsoft Exchange. I have tried to

| set up an out of office reply using the advice given in

| http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA102487481033.aspx?WT.mc_id=42

| but it won't work. The actions I selected were 'where my name is in

| to to and cc box' and 'sent only to me'. It just comes up with an

| error message 'cannot reply to message'. I have seen another post

| where someone had a similar problem and a suggested answer was to

| remove the latest security update. I am reluctant to do this if it's

| not necessary but, if it is, how do I do it and what weaknesses would

| it expose in security? Do hope someone can help me. I've tried very

| hard to find answers on the web and in support forums but am feeling

| very frustrated now!
 
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Marcia

My ISP does not allow me to do a vacation message. What security update is

making this a problem?

Marcia

" " wrote:


> A better option may be to use the Vacation message that many ISPs offer to
> their clients. Check with your ISP to see if they offer this option.

> Using Rules to send an Out of Office Message has many limitations, the worst
> of which is to leave Outlook always open and connected to the Internet.
> Oops, not the worst, the worst is to generate a mail loop that will bring
> Outlook down to its knees, as well as your mail account storage limit.

> >

>

> After furious head scratching, SoniaC asked:

> | I use Outlook 2007 but am not on microsoft Exchange. I have tried to
> | set up an out of office reply using the advice given in
> | http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA102487481033.aspx?WT.mc_id=42
> | but it won't work. The actions I selected were 'where my name is in
> | to to and cc box' and 'sent only to me'. It just comes up with an
> | error message 'cannot reply to message'. I have seen another post
> | where someone had a similar problem and a suggested answer was to
> | remove the latest security update. I am reluctant to do this if it's
> | not necessary but, if it is, how do I do it and what weaknesses would
> | it expose in security? Do hope someone can help me. I've tried very
> | hard to find answers on the web and in support forums but am feeling
> | very frustrated now!

>
 
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Milly Staples [MVP - Outlook]

What did the post to which you referred in your original post cite as the

security update?

I would be wary of uninstalling a security update solely to be able to send

out a "vacation message."


After furious head scratching, Marcia asked:

| My ISP does not allow me to do a vacation message. What security

| update is making this a problem?

|

| Marcia

|

| " " wrote:

|

|| A better option may be to use the Vacation message that many ISPs

|| offer to their clients. Check with your ISP to see if they offer

|| this option.

||

|| Using Rules to send an Out of Office Message has many limitations,

|| the worst of which is to leave Outlook always open and connected to

|| the Internet. Oops, not the worst, the worst is to generate a mail

|| loop that will bring Outlook down to its knees, as well as your mail

|| account storage limit.

||

||

||

||

|| || ||

||

||

|| After furious head scratching, SoniaC asked:

||

||| I use Outlook 2007 but am not on microsoft Exchange. I have tried

||| to set up an out of office reply using the advice given in

|||

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA102487481033.aspx?WT.mc_id=42

||| but it won't work. The actions I selected were 'where my name is in

||| to to and cc box' and 'sent only to me'. It just comes up with an

||| error message 'cannot reply to message'. I have seen another post

||| where someone had a similar problem and a suggested answer was to

||| remove the latest security update. I am reluctant to do this if

||| it's not necessary but, if it is, how do I do it and what

||| weaknesses would it expose in security? Do hope someone can help

||| me. I've tried very hard to find answers on the web and in support

||| forums but am feeling very frustrated now!
 
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