I am trying to automate the updating of an auto-response for a shared exchange account where the response body changes once per day. the auto-response should respond to every email, even if one person emails the address twice in an hour/day/etc.
right now, outlook accomplishes this via this server-side rule:
This works, but we have to log in, manage rules, change the [No Subject] text every day. I have a python script that generates the body of the message, and can save it as a text file, .msg, or .oft.
I thought I could use this .oft with the following rule:
But this creates a client-side rule, which only responds to each person once until outlook is restarted, and only runs if I have outlook open.
As far as I can tell, there is no way to script the ‘have server reply using [No Subject]’ rule.
So maybe i’m going about this wrong. Is there ANY way to automate this process if I have a python script that generates the body of the message?
I also tried using the Outlook Web App to make the rule, but it doesn’t have an option for replying with a template. It doesn’t have any ‘have server reply using’ rules whatsoever.