In Outlook, what should I do if my reminders aren't working?
If you have set reminders in Outlook 2010, 2007, or 2003 and they are not working, you may have one of the following problems:
- You have not opened Outlook. Outlook must be running for reminders to display.
- You do not have your Calendar or Task reminders in your primary
folder (i.e., the folder where you receive messages). Make sure you've
created your reminders in the same folder that you receive your
email, either your mailbox
Inboxor your personal folders file
- You have not specified a location for your email to be
delivered. To find and change your delivery location, follow the
appropriate steps below.
Outlook 2010 and 2007:
- In Outlook 2010, click the tab. From the drop-down menu, click . In Outlook 2007, from the menu, select .
- On the tab, make sure the field "Selected e-mail account delivers new e-mail messages to the following location:" displays "Mailbox-Lastname, Firstname Middle\Inbox".
- If desired, change the delivery location on the tab.
- When you are done, click .
- From the menu, select .
- In the "Email Accounts" window, make sure that is selected, and click .
- In the "Deliver new email to the following location:" field, make sure you have a mailbox selected.
- Click when you are done.
Remindersfolder may be damaged or contain corrupt items. To clear and regenerate your
- If Outlook is open, quit the application.
- From the Start menu, in the
"Search programs and files" field, enter:
- Click to exit the window.
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Last modified on 2015-04-08.
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