UPDATE: We are sorry, but CodeTwo Out of Office Manager, mentioned in this article, has been discontinued. If you are looking for an alternative for Exchange Server, take a look at the auto respond feature in CodeTwo Exchange Rules Pro.
The out of office assistant is an indispensable tool for small and large companies alike. Using it significantly reduces the risk that urgent emails, sent to employees who are currently away, will lay unanswered in Inboxes, causing confusion and financial losses. In that way it’s a little bit like the spam filter – you take for granted that it’s there and barely notice it, but without it your business would implode.
CodeTwo Out of Office Manager lets you control all Out of Office assistant settings in your Office 365 or Exchange Server organization via one graphical calendar panel.
What’s more, with this week’s release it gives the user the ability to allow sending multiple automatic replies while the Out of Office assistant is switched on.
Advantages over built-in Office 365 and Exchange solutions
- Central administrative control over all Out of Office settings in an organization;
- Ability to set multiple Out of Office periods ahead of time;
- Scheduler feature and Out of Office recurrence (e.g. outside office hours every work day);
- NEW: Reset count of automatic replies sent per sender.
What’s the difference?
The improvement might seem minor, but remember – Exchange Server and Office 365 send only 1 automatic reply per sender while the Out of Office Assistant is enabled. This means that an external user who has already today received an Out of Office reply from your absent co-worker, will not receive another reply when he or she sends an email tomorrow, next week or two weeks from now… which is as if you let somebody know that you will be away for a while and then started ostensibly ignoring them.
The new 1.4 version of CodeTwo Out of Office Manager lets you reset the Out of Office sender list in custom time intervals, thus enabling you to send multiple consecutive Out of Office replies to senders trying to contact unavailable users. This means that now, if the sender forgets about already contacting your user or doesn’t remember what day the user is returning to work, he or she will simply receive the Out of Office message again. Problem solved.
Download CodeTwo Out of Office Manager 1.4 today!
Apart from the Allow auto replies to be sent multiple times feature the update also contains several fixes for minor bugs reported by users (thank you!). You can view the complete list of improvements on the version history page.
We recommend that existing CodeTwo Out of Office Manager users update their software to version 1.4 by installing it on top of the current version. The update is free for all licensed users. For more on how to perform the update see this article.
If you don’t own a license yet, download a fully functional 30-day trial of CodeTwo Out of Office Manager today and see what it feels like to have full control over the Out of Office settings in your Exchange or Office 365 organization.