50 Examples of Funny Out of Office Messages that are Hilarious and Creative

This list of 50 examples of funny out of office messages are just outright hilarious and will keep you laughing.

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I am out of office and returning next week. I have incredibly easy access to a phone and email, but I assure you it will not be used for work purposes.

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I am on paid leave right now for two weeks. When I get back, I will be on paid return. Upon completing my one week of paid return, I will address any issues or questions you have at a pace I am comfortable with. This is most likely a pace that you will not be comfortable with.

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Hey there, could you give me a call instead? I’d rather deal with this over the phone. If I don’t answer, just keep trying. I’ve been having issues with my phone.

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I am out for the day at a doctor’s appointment. My brain is being removed so I can enter management.

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Hello, this is [NAME OF DEPARTMENT]. I will be out of the office all day, but I will be checking in for messages later in the evening. So do leave a detailed message and I will return your call within two days. If you need immediate assistance, please press “0” [REDIRECT NUMBER] to reach [CONTACT]. Thank you.

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I am out of order until further notice.

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I am on annual leave until [DD/MM/YYYY]. I will allow each sender one email and if you send me multiple emails, I will randomly delete your emails until there is only one remaining. Choose wisely. Please note that you already sent me one email.

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I am out of the office from [MM/DD] to [MM/DD] and will not be checking email. It’s likely your note will be swallowed in a sea of inbox banality, never to be seen again. If you require a response, please re-send your email after [MM/DD].

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I can’t ask the chambermaids to help me catch the cat, because I’m not supposed to have a cat in here. As soon as the cat comes out, I’ll be back into work.

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(For men only) I am currently out of the office on maternity leave.

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I can’t respond to my emails today. Something has crashed on my computer and the mouse is missing

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I will be away from work for one week while training. When I return, don’t expect any improvement.

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I am on vacation from [MM/DD/YYYY] to [MM/DD/YYYY]. I will allow each sender one email. If you send me multiple emails, I will randomly delete your emails until it is pared down to one. Choose wisely. Please note that you already sent me one email.

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I am no longer working for the company. My last day was [MM/DD/YYYY]. The date is only provided for you to witness how long it takes IT to shut down my email address.

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You are receiving this automatic notification because I am out of the office. If I was in, chances are you wouldn’t have received anything at all.

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I am away from the office right now. Unfortunately, I will be back tomorrow.

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Your message contained 15 characters too many for our system to accept at the present time. Please re-format and re-send.

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I am currently in the office but swamped with work. This work was probably due to something you already requested. If you are sending me another request, go ahead and recall your email now.

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I am away from the office at this moment. I will still be away from the office at the next moment and returning at a later moment. If you have any issues at the current moment, and they cannot wait until a later moment, please contact my manager, who may actually be away at the moment. Moment. Moment.

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I will be out of the office and returning next week. I have incredibly easy access to a phone and email, but I assure you, it will not be used for work purposes.

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I will be out of the office from [DATE] until [DATE] without access to email. If this is an emergency, call 911.

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The e-mail server is unable to verify your server connection and is unable to deliver this message. Please restart your computer and try sending again.

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They say the grass isn’t always greener on the other side of the fence. I am currently testing that theory. Wish me luck.

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Hi and thank you for your message. I’ll be out of the office on [DATE]. Please contact my manager, [EMAIL] for assistance.

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Thanks for your email. I’m currently on holidays with my family for the first time in (what seems like) forever. For urgent matters, [NAME] will help you. She doesn’t have a cape, but she is basically superwoman. See you real soon.

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I will be unable to delete all the unread, worthless emails you send me until I return from holiday on [DATE]. Please be patient and your mail will be deleted in the order it was received.

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Hey there. Right now I am camping in the woods with the family, far from any cell tower or wifi hotspot. This blessing/curse means I haven’t even seen this email right now and probably won’t until I return to the 21st century. I’ll be back on [DAY] and will catch up on all mail then. Thanks.

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Thanks for your email. I have retreated to an undisclosed location with my family. I will sporadically reply to your email prioritzed based on whetehr or not I like you and/or your title, the urgency to projects I am responsible for, and the number of times I am able to walk the quarter of a mile to where there is a semi-reliable, satellite-serviced Internet connection that appears to be powered by an Amish horse and 90 year old winemaker. My stepfather is 93 and runs a winery in Amish country, PA.

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I am in the office but completely incapacitated by the monstrous Chinese buffet lunch I ate earlier today. It would be best if your questions waited until tomorrow. Thanks.

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I am away at lunch. You should consider trying it. P.S. – This is not an invitation.

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Hi. I’m thinking about what you’ve just sent me. Please wait by your PC for my response.

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Thank you for your email. Your credit card has been charged $5.99 for the first ten words and $1.99 for each additional word in your message.

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I’m away from my desk at the moment. My cubicle and computer are still here, but someone took my desk. I’ve gone off to look for it.

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I am no longer checking this email account. The company and I reached a settlement, and in exchange for my not coming within 500 feet of their offices, I will not serve any time.

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At the beach. No laptop, no Blackberry, no iPhone. Returning [DATE].

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So here’s the thing: I’m not in the office right now. I’m — well, I know you don’t want to hear this as you’re probably working, yourself, but — I’m actually on vacation. In other news, I will be back at my desk on [DATE]. If you need someone today and that’s it, there’s no convincing you otherwise, then please email [EMAIL].

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Thank you for reaching out! We are currently in the middle of our busy season so our reply may be delayed up to three days. We appreciate your patience while we look into this for you. Thank you.

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On vacation. Hoping to win the lottery and never return.

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I’m not in the office right now, but if it’s important; tweet me using #InterruptYourVacation.

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I’m out of the office until [DATE]. However, I will be taking periodic breaks from binge-watching everything I’ve missed to check my email while I’m away. If this matter isn’t time sensitive, rest assured that I’ll respond when I’m back in the office. But, if this is an urgent request, please resend any messages that require my immediate attention with a subject line “URGENT: [Original Subject]”.

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Hi! I’m busy negotiating the salary for my new job. Don’t bother to leave me any messages.

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I’ll be out of the office on vacation for the next week. I will probably see your message because I don’t know how to relax and will likely respond if I feel that I need to help in any way. Otherwise, I’ll get back to you when I return. Thanks!

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I’m currently out of the office and can be reached by waiting until I get back.

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I’m on annual leave. Crossing my fingers I’ll win the lottery so I’ll never have to return.

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I’m out of the office and returning tomorrow, at which time I will promptly delete all of your emails.

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I am currently out at a job interview and will reply to you if I fail to get the position.

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I’m sorry, I can’t reply right now. I’m not away but I’m just hiding from someone, pretending I’m away. If it’s not you I’m running away from, I’ll reply to your email.

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I’m out of the office. If you have immediate questions or concerns, please contact my manager [insert name here]. If your questions or concerns are not immediate, you might want to ask yourself why you emailed me.

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If you’re reading this, Doc Brown was unable to make lightning strike the clock tower, and I’m stuck in 1985. I won’t be able to respond to emails or voicemail until 9ish on [MM/DD], or until email is invented — whatever comes first.

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I am currently out of the office. I have a cell phone, but I will not be giving the number out. If you can guess the number, however, I will take your call.

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I hope you enjoyed this collection of funny out of office messages.

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