auto response or auto-reply for Office 365 groups
we have an office 365 groups which needs auto-response but unfortunately this feature is not supported. it would be nice if we have this feature the same as the mailbox behaves.
Auto-response can be configured via PowerShell by a user with Exchange Admin privileges. Please execute a command similar to the following: Set-MailboxAutoReplyConfiguration -Identity EmailAliasOfYourGroup -AutoReplyState Enabled -InternalMessage “Your message”
Have a look at https://ivasoft.com/groupoof.shtml
Victor Ivanidze commented
Google for GroupOOF for Office 365 application that simpkifies the process (you do not need to use PowerShell directly).
I'm sorry but how can you define this as done? As a small organisation we don't have anyone who can use PowerShell. This is just lazy development. Unless there is access to this from the admin portals it doesn't exist. Please open this up again until you have actually made this feature available to all users.
David Whipple commented
When I set up a group to maintain some videos on Stream, I didn't grasp that my easy to understand my "XYZ Support" group to organize the videos, would now be the most popular item in the Directory when people are typing in "XYZ". Unfortunately, the people that comprise the group are the video creators, not the subject matter experts! Now I stumble into the mailbox a month later...a little horrified that people that need help are emailing this unmonitored box.
Danny Delgado commented
Please add this feature!
Javier Martinez commented
This is working with the following powershell commands:
Set-MailboxAutoReplyConfiguration -Identity "emailaddress" -AutoReplyState Enabled -InternalMessage "Your message"
Por favor, es muy importante que podamos tener Out of Office a los grupos!!!
Fred Cervantes commented
Allowing auto-replies for Office365 Groups would be very helpful. We created an O365 for incoming emails and then had to pivot. Could not believe this feature wasn’t available.
Adam Sharpe commented
It's absurd that this is not already implemented. Completely agree with the commenters below who say that MS pushes groups as the "modern" way to handle things, and yet they cannot perform basic functions like this. And I mean from a GUI that group members can access, not by having admins **** around with PowerShell commands because a user needs to add an auto-reply (which currently seems to be the only way to accomplish this).
There are some users in Office 365 groups and they have out of office enabled. When they receive an email on Office 365 groups the autoreply is not sent.
We would also like to use the feature!!
Manuel J Lavalle commented
Hoping in the next update Microsoft engineers consider this feature as something that will be good to have. I will definitely use it. An autoreply feture for an distribution group could be useful.
Please add this functionality! We need to to autoreply to say "stop emailing this address!"
Please add this already.
An admin getting a bunch of heat that this isn't a feature.
Yes migrating from Google Groups this causes us an issue
What is the status of this feature?
It is really important to be able to treat the Office 365 or MS team default mailboxes as a normal exchange mailbox, be able to open them like a user mailbox and do different settings as well as autoreply one.
Daniel B commented
Microsoft is working on this and states it is now available via cmdlet. See this duplicate idea: https://office365.uservoice.com/forums/286611-office-365-groups/suggestions/15520035-add-auto-reply-capabilities-to-a-group
Faisal Nahian commented
Please add this much needed feature. Some clients' require this.
Peter Okorn commented
The more I use groups and find features like this are not enabled the less impressed with groups I become. MS encourages me to migrate from shared mailboxes and distribution lists to a group, but I cannot organize my mail, or set auto replies .... I just don't know those two omissions can be justified by the developers.