How to Disable Annoying Outlook Calendar Reminders

Nancy Messieh 31-10-2017

If you use Outlook for managing tasks, you’re likely painfully aware of Calendar reminders.


Reminders can definitely come in handy for important meetings and as a project management tool How to Use Outlook for Simple Task and Project Management Outlook can work as a simple tool for managing projects and tasks. We show you how to set up Outlook Tasks to set reminders and due dates, assign to-dos, and track tie. Read More , but if you have several calendars connected to your account 7 Tools to Sync Microsoft Outlook With Google Calendar To sync Outlook Calendar with Google, you need good tools. We show you the best ones to keep both calendars in sync. Read More , you might be getting reminders left and right that you don’t need. Luckily, they’re very easy to turn off.

To turn off Outlook Calendar reminders do the following:

  1. Go to File > Options > Calendar.
  2. Under Calendar Options uncheck Default Reminders and click OK.

When you do this, you won’t receive reminders on meetings you’ve accepted that are in your calendar.

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If you’ve created reminders for specific emails or tasks, you can also switch all of these off with just one setting in Outlook.

  1. Go to File > Options > Advanced.
  2. Under Reminders, make sure that the Show reminders is unchecked.

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And if you’re interested in different calendar options for your Windows computer, here are the best calendar apps in the Microsoft Store The 7 Best Calendar Apps in the Microsoft Store The calendar is an app now and easier to use. Here's a list of the best calendar apps for Windows for your convenience. Read More .

Do you have any key settings that are a must-have for your Outlook workflow? Let us know what they are in the comments. 

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Related topics: Microsoft Outlook, Task Management.

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