About task reminders
In Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access, you can set reminders on your tasks. You can then determine the day and time when a reminder message will appear before a task is due.
Notes To view reminders, you must use Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or later.
For task reminders to work, Enable reminders for Task items must be selected on your Options page. After you enable reminders, you can choose to have a sound accompany the reminder.
Task reminders work only on tasks stored in your Tasks folder.
You can also set reminders on appointments and meetings.
After you enable task reminders, you can activate them whenever you create a task.
When creating a task, select the Reminder check box in the new task form.
The default reminder time is 8:00 A.M. on the day the task is due. To be reminded on a different day or at a different time, select the day or time from the drop-down lists.
Dismiss or snooze reminders
When the Reminder dialog box opens, it lists all Calendar items and tasks for which reminders aren't dismissed. Subject lists the name of the item, and Due In indicates how long until the item starts or is due. If the scheduled time for a meeting or appointment or the due date for a task has passed, the reminder indicates how long it is overdue.
Dismissing a reminder closes the reminder and ends all future reminders for the selected item.
To dismiss a reminder
- In the reminder, select one or more items, and then click Dismiss. To dismiss all items, click Dismiss All.
In the Reminder dialog box, Subject lists the name of the item, and Due In lists how long until the item takes place. If the scheduled time for a meeting or appointment or the due date for a task has passed, the reminder indicates by how long it is overdue.
Tip To view the details of an item, select it, and then click Open Item.
If you don't want to dismiss a reminder, you can snooze it. Snoozing closes the reminder temporarily. After a period of time that you designate (the default is five minutes), the reminder opens again.
To snooze a reminder
- Select the item you want to snooze in the Reminder dialog box.
- Under Click Snooze to be reminded again in, use the drop-down list to specify when you want to receive another reminder.
- Click Snooze.