Are you about to head out on vacation? Setting an out of office email reply is an easy way to communicate expected delays to coworkers and customers. And since all email clients all having auto-responders for out of office responses standard, everyone can do this.

Here is a good selection of auto-reply message examples that are simple and to the point. All of these will work if you’re heading out on vacation or holiday. So take your pick of these OOO messages and make your escape from the office as soon as you can.

Out of Office Messages Before Going on Vacation

Out of the office. Gone on vacation!

  • Hello! I’m currently out of the office as I take some days off to roam and explore foreign parts. During this time, I will have limited access to emails, but I’ll read and respond to your message when I return to the office on Monday. In the meantime, you can get in touch with Bob at Sales if you need assistance sooner than that. Cheers.
  • Hello! I’m currently out of the office on vacation, so my reply to you will be delayed. However, don’t worry; if it’s an emergency and needs immediate attention please contact Bob at Sales for help (contact information below). Cheers
  • Hello! I’m sorry if my vacation has caused you any inconvenience. If there is anything urgent, please feel free to reach out on my cell phone number (555-4321) until 25th of September when I will be back in the office again. Best regards.
  • Hello. Thank you for your email. I am currently out of the office and I do not have email access. I will be returning to the office on the 25th. If you have an urgent matter, you may reach me on my personal cell phone: 555-4321. Regards.
  • Hey there! I’ve taken some time off to enjoy the sun and recharge my batteries. While I am out of town, please feel free get in touch with Bob at Sales who can help you right away if needed. Thanks.

Hey! I’m out of the office right now, and I will be back in a couple weeks time. You can reach Bob at Sales if there’s anything that needs immediate attention, so go ahead and send an email over to (insert email address). A member of our team will return your call as soon as possible. Cheers.

  • Hey! I’m currently out of the office on vacation, but don’t worry. You can get in touch with Bob at Sales if you need help sooner rather than later– he’ll be happy to assist and make sure that all your needs are met while we wait for my return. Cheers!
  • Hey, I’m taking some time off to enjoy a vacation. I’ll be back in the office in a couple of weeks, but if you have any urgent queries you can contact Dave Henson in Solution Support for any questions or concerns about your account! Have a great day.

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  • Hi, I’m out of the office for a couple weeks. During that time, you can get in touch with Bob at Sales if there’s anything he could help you with before then! I’ll be checking my email irregularly, but please feel free to send messages or contact details via messenger, and I will get back to you when I’m back to work again. Thanks.

Hi, thank you for your email. I am currently out of the office and do not have access to my emails at this time so please contact me by phone at 555-4321 if there is an urgent matter that needs attention! Have a great day.

  • I am sorry but I am out of the office on vacation and cannot reply by email. However, if this is a time-sensitive matter please feel free contact me on my personal cell phone number 555 4321. I will be returning to work later this month! Best regards.
  • I apologize for not being able to respond immediately. I am currently out of the office and do not have access via e-mail or phone, but please feel free reach me on my personal cell: 555 4321! Have a nice day.
  • Thank you for reaching out. I’m on vacation right now, and can’t get back to you right away. But don’t worry! My personal cell phone number is 555-4321 if there’s anything urgent or important on your mind. Talk soon!
  • Thank you for your email. Unfortunately, I am unable to respond right now as I am currently on vacation. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Bob in sales if there’s anything that needs urgent attention. Thanks.

Out of Office Messages Before Going on Holiday

Holiday mode is on.

  • Emails are welcome at this email address during the holidays. I won’t be checking my inbox, so don’t forget to send me your messages! Have a happy holiday and see you in January.
  • Greetings, I’m out office for the holidays and won’t be checking my email while on leave. Wishing you all a happy holiday season! Please feel free to reach me at (insert email address) if there’s anything that needs attention during this time; I will respond promptly upon return.
  • Hey! I’m out of office for the holidays, so please send me an email if there are any questions or concerns. Although it may be hard to get a response while my team and I enjoy some time off together over Christmas break, I will read every message when we return in January. Have a very happy holiday season everyone.
  • I am out of the office for Thanksgiving, and will be back after a long weekend. Please feel free to leave any messages, and I will reply as soon as I get back. Happy Thanksgiving.
  • I won’t be checking email while I am out of office for the holidays, but don’t worry. When things calm down again in early January we can catch up on all your important messages and concerns! Have a great break from work over the Christmas-New Year’s period. Best wishes.

I’m out now for the holidays. I won’t be able to check my email while away, but don’t worry. When we get back in the office next week we will respond to all messages and emails. Have a great holiday!

  • I’m out now for the holidays. Wishing you the happiest holiday, and I’ll read and respond to your email when I return. Have a great time!
  • I’m out of office for the holidays and won’t be checking email while I’m away. Please feel free to send me an update on your progress with this project in the meantime! Have fun celebrating the holidays with family. Regards.
  • I’m out of office for the holidays, and won’t be checking email while I’m out. Wishing you the happiest holiday, and I’ll read and respond to your email when I return to the office. Cheers.
  • I’m out of office for the holidays, and won’t be checking email while I am away. Wishing you all a happy holiday season! While I will be off, do not hesitate to contact me if there’s anything that needs my urgent attention before then. I’ll respond as quickly as possible. Cheers
  • I’m out of office for the holidays, and won’t be checking email while I’m away. Wishing everyone happy trails during their holiday break, and we will respond on returning next week.
  • Merry Christmas! I’m out of office for the holidays, but will be checking my email when I return. Have a happy holiday and thank you again for your contact. I look forward to talking more next week. Happy holidays.
  • Thank you so much for reaching out to me. Currently, however, I am out of office for the holidays, with limited access to my email. If your matter is not urgent, please know that I will follow-up with you as soon as I return. Happy holidays.

Out of Office Messages for Outlook

Out of Office Messages for Outlook.

  • Hello! I apologize for not being able to reply right away. Please be aware that during August 21st-25th, my email will only receive limited access due the fact that I will be out of the office for a few days. I’ll make sure your concern gets looked into ASAP once I return. If this is urgent, please reach out to Bob in Tech Services. Thanks.
  • Hello! I apologize for not being able to respond right away. I am currently out of the office from June 21st through 25th, but you can reach my team at (insert email address) if your message is urgent, or please call anytime on 555-4321. Thank you so much again, and have a great day!!
  • Hello! I apologize for not getting back to you. Please be aware that there will only be limited access to email from the 21st – 25th December. I’ll respond as soon possible when returning. If it’s an urgent message please contact (insert email address) or call 020-323-5678
  • Hello! I’m out of the office for a few days, but don’t worry – my team will be here to help you get things done. During this time between the 21st through 25th, please feel free to contact them at (insert email address) or by phone during business hours on (555) 555-5555 if there is an urgent issue that needs attention right away.
  • Hello. Thanks for emailing me. I’m going to be out of the office for a few days, and during this time, will have limited access to email. If your message is urgent, please contact my manager Bradley Stevenson. Otherwise, I’ll respond to your email as soon as I can when I return. Thanks.

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  • Hello. Thanks for emailing me. I’m going to be out of the office from the 21st to 25th, and during this time, will have limited access to email. If your message is urgent, please contact (insert email address). Otherwise, I’ll respond to your email as soon as I can when I return. Thanks.
  • Hey there! I hope you’re doing well. Just wanted to let you know that while out of the office, my email will be limited access so if it’s really important send an email to Mary Climbs in customer care for a faster response. Have a great day.
  • Hey there! I’m sorry to say that due to being out of the office for a week and won’t be responding to emails. If you have an urgent message then please contact Lucas Maynard in logistics. Other than this brief interruption of service, expect a response from me soon – thanks so much again!
  • Hi! I hope you’re doing well. I am out of the office right now, but to ensure that a response is quick, please contact Patrick in customer service if your message pertains to a work ticket. Thank you.
  • Hi! I’m sorry but I will be out of the office for a few days. If it’s really urgent, please email my team at (insert email address. Otherwise my reply may be delayed while I’m out of office, during which time there will only be limited access to phone/email.
  • Hi! I’m sorry I am not able to answer right away. If it’s really important, please contact James in Engineering; otherwise, my turnaround time will be a few days once back at work on Monday. Thank you so much again for reaching out.

Hi! I’m sorry to say that due the time difference and my lack of access from 21st-25th, your message won’t be responded until after this period. If it’s an emergency please contact (insert email address) as soon as possible; otherwise feel free get back at me with some questions or concerns after the 25th. I hope all is well – thanks again for reaching out.

  • Hi! Thanks for emailing me. I’ll be out of the office a few days, and during that time will have limited access to my phone and can’t answer any messages. If it’s urgent please contact Katie in shipping–otherwise let me know how everything goes when I get back.
  • Hi! Thanks for emailing me. I’m going to be out of the office for a few days, and during this time will only have limited access through my messaging system (SMS). If you need something ASAP please contact Nick in Accounting. Otherwise let’s chat when I get back. Thanks.
  • I apologize for not getting back to you right away. While I’m out of the office, my email will be limited and if it’s urgent please contact James in Engineering team or send an email over there instead! Thank You
  • I’m going to be out of the office for a few days and during this time, will have limited access to email. If your message is urgent, please contact Juan Gonzalez otherwise it might take me some time before getting back with you. I can’t wait to get back to work and provide world class customer service yet again.
  • I’m sorry to say that I am out of the office and won’t be able access my email for a few days. If you need something urgently please contact Pete Snickers the wait staff manager or call his office (555-123 456).

Funny Out of Office Email Messages

It’s time for a vacation.

  • (For men only) I am currently out of the office on maternity leave.
  • I’m OOO right now. I will respond to your email upon my return to the office tomorrow.
  • I am in the office but completely incapacitated by the monstrous Chinese buffet lunch I ate earlier today. It would be best if your questions waited until tomorrow. Thanks.
  • I am no longer working for the company. My last day was August 4th, 2017. The date is only provided for you to witness how long it takes IT to shut down my e