Your well-deserved vacation is waiting for you around the corner, you close the last things at work, and you get ready to write the OOO message…
however – issues! You do not know what to write.
I bring you here some inspirational and funny Ouf of Office message examples in Outlook.
Funny Out of Office messages in Outlook
Before moving into the funny part, it is important for you to understand what OOO means, when to use it and how to set it up in your Outlook email.
What does OOO stand for in Outlook?
OOO stands for Out of office.
What is an out-of-office message and when to use it?
The out-of-office message (or OOO message) is an auto-reply email that notifies people when you’re not at work for a certain period. It should be used to notify your peers that you will not be working, including the period when you will be out and who to reach out to for the time you are not at work.
How to turn on Out of Office messages in Outlook
It is very simple – with a few clicks, you will be able to turn on your Out of Office message in Outlook.
Step by step – how to do it:
Open your Outlook and click on File
Click on Automatic Replies (Out of Office)
The following screen will appear – Few clicks to do:
- Select the Send automatic replies option.
- Tick the option: Oly send during this time range
- Include your Out of Office message (both Inside my organization
Once all is settled – click OK.
You are good to go, an auto-reply email will be sent to the people who will try to contact you.
Example of a simple and good out-of-office message
Out of office message! I will be on vacation from [period of time] I will get back to you on [date] Back up: [email] [Your name]
Why do I think this is the best option for an out-of-office message?
There is a clear first sentence stating the reason for your auto-reply email: Out of office!
It is very visible the period when you will be out and when you will be back: I will be on vacation from [period of time] & I will get back to you on [date]
Clear back up who to contact: Back up: [email]
FAQ Out of Office messages
Shall I include my phone number in the OOO message?
No, my recommendation would be not to include your phone number in your OOO message.
How shall I start the OOO message?
Keep it concise and straight to the point.
No need to add no relevant sentences like “Thank you for your email”, and “Hope you are doing well”…
Keep it to the point.
Shall I use an OOO message if I will be away only one day?
Yes, no matter how long you will be Ouf of Office, you should always have an OOO when you will not be at work.
Shall I use an OOO message in case of a national holiday?
Yes, no matter the reason , you should always have an OOO when you will not be at work
Funny Out of office messages
I am having an out of office experience Thanks, Peter
When your vacation is something more than a vacation – a full experience
On vacation, if you need me go outside and scream really loud and I might hear you Thank you Monique
When you want people to reach you out , but not in an easy way
I am on paternity leave with limited access to emails, sleep & social life Jan
When you have new responsibilities in life (congrats!)
Feel free to choose your own adventure Ian: firstname.lastname@example.org Maria: email@example.com Luke: firstname.lastname@example.org
When you like the adventure:
Right email but wrong timing Best of Luck, Olga
When the timing does not feel right
Thank you for the message. I am out of office hoping to win the lottery and never come back again. If for whatever the reason that does not happen, I will be back next Monday. Wish me luck and hopefully we will not see each other again Heidi
When you are hoping for a touch of luck
I am out of office, but you are not out of options, someone will help you Laura
There is always someone else ready to help – not you
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I am out of office, Don’t you wish you were too? Rose
What about becoming a poet?
Think about how you would have handled this before I worked here. Now do that Thanks, Tom
When you are hoping for a touch of luck
Know, know. Who’s there? Not me. I will be out of office until next Thursday Andrea
Who is there?
This is a trial period for when I leave for another job. Please provide feedback on the experience. Thank you, Andrew
When you want your peers to get used to your absence
Enjoying my mid-thirties life crisis. Please wait until Tuesday. Kate
When you are going through a lifetime crisis
Please enjoy your break from me. Enjoy! Bobby
When a break, it is what is only needed
See you after the break. If you miss me, it is high time to give me a raise! Julia P.
Smart way to ask for a salary increase
I have retired. Feel free to blame be for everything that comes to your mind. Edith P.
Time to get retired
I am away until I return. Thank you. Luke
Time for disconnecting
I don’t bother people while they are on vacation. Be like me. David
Vacation is vacation
If you can’t think for yourself on this one, you’ll have to wait until I get back Wait for me. Wolfgang
Time to think for yourself
For emergencies call 911. For everything else try Google. Maria
Emergencies are emergencies
While I am Out of office, please contact the below number. You are right, there is no number. Chris
Ops, I forgot my number
Enjoying life. I will be back when I run out of money. Albert
Time to disconnect from life
This email is invalid, and your email have been discarded. Please try your luck again in 10 days. Andrea
Ups bad luck
I am out of office with limited access to my email. For urgent matters contact my manager Urgent: Requiring immediate action or attention. Pat
What urgent means
Do not contact me on my leave or I will report you to HR. Anthony
Follow the rules
Hello all, I am off to pursue a modelling career. If it does not work out, I will be coming back on Monday. Karolina
A new career path
Error 404: Employee not found
For the ITs
For any urgent matter, please take a deep breath because only a very few things are urgent. Alena
Time to meditate
On my return I will delete everything in my inbox. If your email is important, then send again. Cheers, Luci
Time for a clean-up
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