Outlook Tip: Set Reminders to Reply
to Emails and Follow Up with Contacts
Provided by: Molly Pell,
Technical Project Manager
If you’re like
me, you depend on Outlook reminders to get to a meeting on time, remember
important dates, and complete tasks on time. But did you know that you can
also set reminders to reply to an email, or to follow up with an important
If you don’t
have time to answer that important email right now, but you don’t want it to
get lost in your ever-growing inbox, set a reminder for yourself:
on the email message, and choose Follow Up | Add Reminder. The following
- Select the
appropriate “Flag to” value and “Flag color.” You can select a “Flag to”
value from the list, or type your own custom value.
- Select a due-date and time, and click OK.
you can remind yourself to follow up with anyone in your contacts list. Open
your contacts folder, right-click on a contact, and select Follow Up | Add
Reminder. Follow the same steps as above to add a reminder.
simple as that! When the due date and time arrive, an Outlook reminder lets
you know that it’s time to reply to the message.