Add auto reply capabilities to a group
Seems basic to me. We run a service company. An email comes into firstname.lastname@example.org
We want to forward the email to members in our group but also auto reply to the sender letting them know the email was received.
I could set up a 'paid for' user that does nothing but auto-reply and then forward to a distribution list .. but what a pain .. and cost.
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”
Jesse Hernandez commented
So where are the cmdlets to enable the auto-reply for an O365 group? It's been more than a year since this was announced.
Parker Jardine commented
So if there is a cmdlet to set auto-reply for an Office 365 group, what is it? And where is it documented?
Any update? cmdlets were supposed to be available "shortly" a year ago?
Don Smith commented
Any updates on how to set this up? This does seem like pretty basic functionality.
David Hopper commented
Are we gonna get anything about this? Been eight months since your response. This isn't rocket science
We need this today - if cmdlets are already available - as of 4 months ago - why can't I find any information about them?
Whats the status on this, it will help alot when we need to set up Out-of-Office Messages on shared mailboxes without user's intervention.
Ideally it would be great if they format in a way like:
[sharedmailbox_address] [ooo -on | -off ] [Message]
Turn on Out-of-Office on shared mailbox
email@example.com ooo -on "Thanks for your message, we will have someone get back to you."
Turn off Out-of-Office on shared mailbox
firstname.lastname@example.org ooo -off
Any news on this?
until the big reveal of these cmdlets here is one workaround, albeit a bit messy.
1. create a Shared Mailbox you'll associate with your group email address
2. set the auto response message on the Share Mailbox
3. create a mail flow rule that BCC's the Shared Mailbox anytime a message is sent to the group account.
Something to be aware of, the autoresponse message will only send to a particular email account one time. Keep this in mind when testing the rule. This is done by design so you don't end up with dueling autoresponse messages responding back and forth forever.
Same here. I've even researched 3rd party services to accomplish this and haven't found an adequate solution. Discouraging considering the amount of chatter about this topic around the internet. It's a real significant challenge. Please help!
We are desperate for a solution to this, please hurry!
Just curious what the cmdlets are to be used for this. Are they existing ones or something new?
Dustin Beisch commented
Is this being implemented?