Service Desk

Microsoft Exchange - Setting a forwarding email address or a vacation message

Mail Forwarding

There is currently no mechanism from within Microsoft Exchange allowing the user to set forwards. If you have a business case for requiring a mail forward you can request one be set by contacting the IT Service Desk by email to phone +61 3 6226 1818.

Vacation Messages

As a Microsoft Exchange user, you can set vacation messages in a variety of ways depending on how you access your mail. Common to all Microsoft Exchange users is the Outlook Web Access interface.

Follow these steps to set a forward using Outlook Web Access:

Vacation - Out of office assistant -> enter text -> save

Vacation - Out of office assistant -> enter text -> save

  1. First log in to the Outlook Web Access site using the UTAS Webmail page
  2. Click ‘Options’ toward the top right corner of the page.
  3. Click ‘Out of Office Assistant’ on the left side of the page.
  4. Use the fields on the page to enable/disable vacation messages, set date ranges and customise the content of your vacation message.
  5. Click 'Save' toward the top left corner of the page to apply your chosen settings.