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How to set reminder in Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is not only an email client. It offers a lot of features to its users. If you are new to Outlook, you may not know how to set reminders in Outlook. It is an exciting feature that productivity in your professional life. This content will let you know all about the reminder feature in Outlook. Let’s get started.

What is a reminder in Outlook?

Outlook reminder is a pop-up over your email to let you know that a scheduled event is about to start. A reminder can be set for email messages, tasks, appointments, or scheduled meetings.

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Where to find the reminder options

Many people do not find where is the reminder options in Outlook. It is very easy to find it. Just go to the File menu> Options> Advanced. You will find like below window.

From here, you can select only two basic options. Show reminder and play reminder sounds. You can change the default reminder sound by another WAV file.

How to set reminders in Outlook?

You can set reminders in Outlook for calendars, email messages, and tasks. I will describe and give you clear instruction one by one.

Reminder for Calendar

Reminder for Email messages

Reminder for Tasks

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Reminder for Meeting

This instruction can be divided into two parts. One is for all new meetings, and another is for an existing meeting.

Reminder for a new meeting

Reminder for an existing meeting

Why is a reminder important?

There is no doubt that you are very busy in your daily professional life. It is very simple to forget any specific task, email reply, or meeting time. If you set reminders for all these activities, you will forget, but Outlook will remind it. It will help you never to miss any schedule.

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