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The AppliesToExternalKnown element is an optional child element of the OofMessage element in Settings command requests and responses that indicates that the OOF message applies to known external users. A known external user is a user who is outside the sending user's organization, but is represented in the sending user's contacts.

All elements referenced in this section are defined in the Settings namespace.

Command request/response

Parent elements

Child elements

Data type

Number allowed

Settings command Oof request and response (section

OofMessage (section



0...1 (Choice of AppliesToInternal (section, AppliesToExternalKnown, and AppliesToExternalUnknown (section

The AppliesToExternalKnown element is an empty tag element, meaning it has no value or data type. It is distinguished only by the presence or absence of the <AppliesToExternalKnown/> tag.

When the AppliesToExternalKnown element is present, its peer elements (that is, the other elements within the OofMessage element) specify the OOF settings with regard to known external users.

The following are the peer elements of the AppliesToExternalKnown element:

  • Enabled (section—Specifies whether an OOF message is sent to this audience while the sending user is OOF.

  • ReplyMessage (section—Specifies the OOF reply message.

  • BodyType (section—Specifies the format of the OOF message.

Protocol Versions

The following table specifies the protocol versions that support this element. The client indicates the protocol version being used by setting either the MS-ASProtocolVersion header, as specified in [MS-ASHTTP] section, or the Protocol version field, as specified in [MS-ASHTTP] section, in the request.

Protocol version

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