How to create, remove or set a Task Reminder in Outlook – Guide

If you have many tasks assigned to you, it can be tough to keep up with them all. And if you have lots of flag items but miss an important one, you may want something to be done in time. In Microsoft Outlook, there’s a feature that can remind you about the task you need to do or look at.

What is an Outlook Task Reminder?

Task Reminders are Outlook messages that pop up to remind you of something. You can use the Task reminder feature for tasks, appointments, and meetings.

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In this tutorial, we will explain how to set a Task Reminder, delete a Task Reminder, and automatically set a Task Reminder.

How to set a Task Reminder in Outlook

  • Open Outlook.
  • On the Home page in the Tags group, click the drop-down arrow of the Follow Up
  • In the drop-down list, click Add Reminder.
  • Customdialog box will appear.
  • Inside the dialog box, you can customize the reminder.
  • In the Flag To section, type what you want to be reminded about.
  • In the section Start Date, enter a date.
  • In the section Due Date, enter a date.
  • The Reminder box below is already checked.
  • Below the Reminder Check box, enter the date and time when you want the Task Reminder message to appear.
  • On the left is a Sound 

The Sound button activates a Reminder Sound dialog box. The original sound or a different sound file can be selected using the Browse button.

  • Then click OK.
  • On the Custom dialog box, click OK.
  • The reminder is set.

How to delete a Task Reminder in Outlook

  • Click on the message that you have the Flag on, which is the reminder.
  • On the Homepage in the Tags group, click the drop-down arrow of the Follow Up
  • In the drop-down list, click Clear Flag.

How to automatically set a Task Reminder in Outlook

  • Click File.
  • On the Backstage View, click Options.
  • An Outlook Options dialog box will appear.
  • On the left pane of the Outlook Options dialog box, click Task.
  • On the Task page, in the Task Options section, check the box next to Set reminder on tasks with due dates.
  • Where you see Default remainder time, set a time.
  • Then click OK.

We hope this tutorial helps you understand how to set task reminders in Outlook.

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