Why OOF…Why not OOO

Here’s an interesting historical question – when we say Out of Office, why does it sometimes get shortened to ‘OOF’? Shouldn’t it be ‘OOO’?
 
OOF was a command used in the days of Microsoft’s Xenix mail system, which set a user as ‘Out of Facility’ – ie Out of the Office.

Source: http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2004/07/12/180899.aspx

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