Out of Office inbox rule in Outlook

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We have Exchange 2016 environment in our organization.

I wonder if it is possible to distinguish whether a given rule in Outlook was created in Inbox rules/alerts or in Out of Office?
Is it possible to delete only the rules connected with Out of Office?
Thank you in advance for your answers.




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The OOF rules are hidden, but they will show up when you do

Get-InboxRule -Mailbox <ID> -IncludeHidden

The internal OOF has the subject Microsoft.Exchange.OOF.InternalSenders.Global
The external OOF has the subject Microsoft.Exchange.OOF.AllExternalSenders.Global

You cannot manage them using Set-InboxRule; for that you need Get-MailboxAutoReplyConfiguration and Set-MailboxAutoReplyConfiguration.