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Change language settings for out-of-office messages

How can I change the language settings for out-of-office messages on Exchange Server 2003? I have a German Exchange 2003 server, but the out-of-office messages are in Dutch?

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The out-of-office message is actually typed by a user. Did you mean the
« subject » of an out-of-office message? Check the server's locale/language settings.

Also refer to Microsoft Knowledge Base article 270018 Subject line in out-of-office messages is in a language other than English. That refers to such an issue in reference to messages in English (but the « Applies To » section does not include Exchange Server 2003).

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Related information from SearchExchange.com:

  • Tip: Language Stamper tools change Exchange mailbox language settings
  • Tip: Customize the out of office assistant
  • Tip: Selectively suppress out-of-office replies with SelectiveOOF
  • Reference Center: Microsoft Exchange Server user settings
  • This was first published in July 2007

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