Set a reminder
Reminders pop-up in an alert window so you don’t miss an important deadline. You can set or remove reminders for almost anything in Outlook, including email messages, appointments, and contacts.
For appointments or meetings
- Open an Appointment or Meeting, and then in the Reminder list box, choose the amount of time before the appointment or meeting when you want the reminder to appear. To turn off a reminder, choose None.
For email messages, contacts, and tasks
- Choose Follow Up > Add Reminder.
Tip: You can quickly flag email messages as to-do items by using reminders. These reminders make the message appear on the To-Do List and in the Tasks folder, but doesn’t automatically add a reminder. Right-click the flag in the message list to add a reminder. Or, if you have the message open, choose Follow Up > Add Reminder.