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Automatically Accept Meeting Invitations

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Your employee email account is defaulted to respond tentative to any meeting invitation you receive. If you would like to change the automatic response to accept, follow the instructions below. 

Automatically Accept Meeting Invitations in Outlook 2016 or 2016

  1. Open Outlook 2016 and click on the File tab in the top right hand corner. Screenshot of the Outlook toolbar with a red box around the File tab and a red arrow pointing towards the File tab.
  2. From the File tab menu, select Options
    Screenshot of the File tab menu with a red box around the Options button and a red arrow pointing towards the Options button.
  3. In the Outlook Options window, select the Calendar option. Screenshot of the Outlook Options window with a red box around the Calendar option and a red arrow pointing towards the Calendar option.
  4. Scroll down until you see the Automatic accept or decline section and click on the Auto Accept/Decline... button.
    Screenshot of the Outlook Options menu with a red box around the Auto Accept/Decline... button and a red arrow pointing towards the Auto Accept/Decline button.
  5. Check the box marked Automatically accept meeting requests and remove canceled meetings. The other selections are optional. Once you have made your selections, click Ok. 
    Screenshot of the Automatic Accept or Decline window with a red box around the Ok button and a red arrow pointing towards the Ok button.
  6. Click Ok again to save you changes. Outlook will now automatically accept any incoming meeting requests. 
    Screenshot of the Outlook Options window with a red box around the OK button and a red arrow pointing towards the Ok button.

If you have any issues making changes in Outlook, please contact the OIT Support Center

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