How to use Outlook’s reminders to ensure that people respond to your emails

By: standss , Oct 3rd, 2013

How many times have you sent an email requesting for information and not received a response? In this post, we will show you how to set reminders not only for yourself, but also for the recipient to ensure that you get response to important emails on time.

GOOD NEWS, you can do this just using Outlook’s built in reminders.

  • Open Outlook
  • Create a new email
  • In Outlook 2013/2010, on the ribbon under the Tags group, click Follow-up > Add Reminder…
    In Outlook 2007, under the Options group, click Follow-up > Add Reminders…

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  • On the screen that appears, tick the checkbox “Flag for Recipients
  • Tick the Reminder: checkbox
  • Select the Date and Time for the reminder to appear in the recipients Outlook

To set a reminder for yourself:

  • On the same screen, tick the checkbox “Flag for me
  • Select the Start and Due Date
  • Tick the Reminder: checkbox
  • Select the Date and Time for the reminder to appear in your Outlook
  • Click OK

Now send the email as normal.

At the selected date and time, the reminder will pop-up to remind the recipient and you to deal with the email

I hope you find this tip useful in getting your work done at the right time.

Do you have other methods to ensure that important emails are dealt with or responded to?

Let us know by leaving a comment below.

You may also want to look at eeminders for Outlook. eeminders can also remind you to follow-up on an email but go one step better than Outlook’s built in reminders. eeminders can move a copy of your sent email to the TOP of your Inbox on your chosen date and time.
Try eeminders for outlook – Get the right things done… at the right time!!!

9 Replies to “How to use Outlook’s reminders to ensure that people respond to your emails”

  1. User of OL2010.

    Re: FU Reminders Newsletter

    Dialog box only shows reminder choice for myself not recipient. Do I need to turn on somewhere?

    BKS

  2. In your directions, you state “Select the Date and Time for the reminder to appear in the recipients Outlook”

    I am assuming that the recipient must be using Outlook? If so, is there a way to know that our recipients uses Outlook?

  3. Does anyone know what timezone will the reminder be on?

    From the capture above, 4 of what? my Timezone or my recipient’s ?

  4. If today is Monday and I set a reminder for my recipient to reply to me on Thursday, and they reply to me on Wednesday, will they still receive an alert on Thursday?

    Is there a way to automatically turn off their reminder when they reply?

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