We normally use the acronoym OOO for this. If Outlook is creating client-only rules for OOO it's probably because your inbound mail delivery destination is a PST file. Outlook will automatically create server-side rules for OOO when the delivery destination the Exchange mailbox. Carl -----Original Message----- From: A. Michael Salim [mailto:msalim@xxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Monday, July 18, 2005 2:16 PM To: [ExchangeList] Subject: [exchangelist] Outlook / Exch2003 question http://www.MSExchange.org/ Hi, Outlook has an "O-u-t o-f O-f-f-i-c-e" assistant so you can set for vacation etc. This naturally requires that your Outlook is up and connected all the while you are on vacation. Is there something similar that can be set for the user server-side in Exchange 2003, so the user can go away for 2 weeks vacation and not worry about their outlook in their office being up all that time, for example if someone powers their workstation down, or logs them out. Mike PS: You are propably wondering whats with the funky spelling of certain words. That's because Webelists kept rejecting my posting because it had these and started thinking this message is just an autoresponse from soemone's OOA. Sorry! And be sure to post your response the same way!