Create a reminder for a message in Outlook

Reminders in Outlook are usually associated with the Calendar but you can also add reminders to messages.  For instance, you may want to follow up on something in an email a few weeks or months in the future.  You can create a reminder for any message you have sent or received.

To add a reminder to an email:


  1. Right-click on the message, select Follow Up, Add Reminder
  2. In the Custom dialog box, below Reminder, select the date and time for the reminder
  3. Click on OK

Note that the reminder time defaults to 4p.m. so you will typically want to change it to earlier in the day.

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