Here are the instructions for setting up an out of office reply:

Link from Microsoft: Setting Out of Office Reply

Step by Step In Outlook:

  1. Click File in the main Outlook window.
  2. Open the Info category.
  3. Click Automatic Replies
  4. Make sure Send automatic replies is selected.
  5. To have the auto-responder start and stop automatically:
  6. Make sure Only send during this time range is checked.
  7. Select the desired date and time for starting the auto-responder under Start time:
  8. Pick the desired ending date and time under End time:

Some suggested text:

Subject: Out Of Office Reply |  From: The Desk of Your Name | Message: I will be out of the office until xx/xx/20xx and will not have access to my email during this time. If you need immediate assistance, please call 860-437-7005. Sincerely, Name