How to set reminders for Outlook emails – in and out

Outlook for Windows can set reminders to follow up on incoming emails but what’s less well known are the two options for follow up on emails you send out.

Attaching a flag to an email you sent means Outlook will pop-up to remind you.  For outgoing emails it’s a great way to remind yourself if the person has NOT replied or done as you asked.

Outlook for Mac does NOT support this feature.

Sent emails can also include a reminder for the recipient.

From an open email message go to Home | Tags | Follow Up | Add Reminder:

There are two Flag or Reminder options:

Flag for Me

This is a personal reminder that only you, as the sender, will see.

Flag for Recipients

This reminder is sent with the email and may become a reminder on the recipients computer.

Click on the links to find out more about the two choices.

 

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