1.3 Overview

This protocol enables a protocol client to manage the messages that users configure to be sent by the server automatically in response to incoming e-mail when the users are away from the office or otherwise unable to respond immediately. The protocol client can set messages for both internal and external e-mail correspondents, start and stop sending OOF messages, and schedule the messages so that they are enabled for a specific duration.

This protocol defines the interaction between a client and a server that configures OOF settings and OOF messages for users. The conditions under which the OOF messages are sent are determined by the OOF settings.