The hilarious lingo of Exchange folks

by Bharat Suneja

The lingo used by most Exchange folks is hilarious – and I include myself in this. Just got an email from someone in the product team that goes “Sorry, I was OOF…. ” :)

OOF stands for Out Of Office, derived from Microsoft Outlook/Exchange’s functionality of being able to set up Out Of Office messages. I frequently use that term myself, but sitting here on a Friday evening I can’t help but think how this comes across to folks not familiar with this terminology.

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Anonymous April 20, 2007 at 8:38 pm

Actually the original acronym was for “Out Of Facility”.

For another cute one, Google the term “little-r me”


Bharat Suneja April 21, 2007 at 12:55 am

Knew what little-r meant without having to Google it… :)

However, OOF did lead me to Ewan Dalton’s post on the team blog from 7/12/2004 – Why is OOF an OOF and not an OOO?



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