(Solved) – Automate the updating of an auto-response server-side rule?

(solved)-–-automate-the-updating-of-an-auto-response-server-side-rule?

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:

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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:

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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.

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