Outlook is one of the essential developments of Microsoft. This desktop-based email client is helping so many organizations to maintain the continuity of the work. It helps in the exchange of emails. These emails consist of so many crucial data such as images, attachments, videos, contacts, etc. Apart from this, it comes up with one more feature i.e. setting up of reminders. It is possible that just because of the hectic schedule; users may skip some of the important meetings. Therefore, to avoid such situations setting up reminders in Outlook 2013 is the best thing for them. A user is capable of remove or set reminders in Outlook 2016, 2013 and all below versions.
Reminders are the easiest solution to know about a task or event, which the user has to complete or perform. Users can set reminder in phone, system and in email clients as well. As discussed above, that Outlook is one of the popular email applications, therefore we will learn the methods to remove or set reminders in Outlook 2013.
Setting Up Reminder in Outlook Calendar for Appointment
Set Reminders for a New Meeting
Follow these steps to set reminders in Outlook for an appointment:
- Firstly, click on File options, which is in the menu bar & choose Options
- Now, select the option of Calendar from the drop-down menu & browse to Calendar options
- You need to enable Default Reminders, in case you need to turn on the automatic reminder for appointments or meetings.
- Once the option is enabled, choose the time-period for reminder to become visible before an appointment or meeting starts.
Set Reminder for an Existing Meeting
- Firstly, open the event, which is already created by you
Note: Choose Open this Occurrence to set reminder for a particular meeting, if the event/appointment is a recurrence event. If this is not the case, then you need to choose Open the Series to set reminder for the entire series of appointments.
- Now, click on the tab of Appointment Series & choose Appointment
- In this step, choose the Reminder option & choose the time for reminder to become visible every time before the beginning of a meeting or an appointment.
To Delete Reminders for a New Meeting
- To initiate the process, click on the options of File, which is available in the menu bar & select Options
- Now, choose the option of Calendar from the drop-down menu & browse to Calendar options to remove the reminder, you need to disable the option of Default Reminders.
Erase Reminder for an Existing Meeting
- In the first step, open the event, which is already created by you. If the appointment or event is a repeated event, then you need to choose Open this Occurrence. This will set reminder for one meeting or else choose Open the Series to set reminder for the full series of appointments
- Now, click on the tab of Appointment Series & select Appointment
- After this, select the option of Reminder & select None to deactivate the reminder.
Set Reminders in Outlook Emails, Tasks And Contacts
Set Reminder for an Email or Contact
Follow these steps to set reminders in Outlook emails or contacts. They will be remain the same for calendars as well:
- Firstly, click on the tab of Home in the menu bar & browse to Tags
- Now, in the Tags group, choose Follow Up
- Then, select Add Reminder, from the drop-down menu
- After this, in the Custom box, provide the start, due date & timings to produce the reminder. Then, click on Ok.
Note: There is a flag option that is available to add the reminder to the emails contacts or messages. In the options choose Add Reminder & the flag will be marked red.
Clearing Reminder in Outlook 2013 for an Email or Contact
If you want to delete the Reminder then, do a right click on the marked flag & choose the option of Clear Flag
To manage the work properly, one of the essential role is of reminders. Therefore, after considering the importance of reminders, we have discussed the process of remove or set reminders in Outlook 2013 in a simple manner. We have learned that users can set or delete reminders in appointments or meetings, contacts, tasks, and email messages.