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How can I set a remidner in outlook. What I need is that I should be able to enter the date and time of the reminder and at that specified time a message should be shown to me that this task is due.

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by:David Lee
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Greetings, thomas908.

Reminders are not separate items like a task or contact in Outlook.  A reminder is a property of an appointment, a task, and a message.  If you want to set a reminder, then you'll have to create one of these items and set its reminder option.  As a side note, reminders only fire if the item is in the default folder for that type item.  For example a reminder on an appointment will only work if the appointment is on your default calendar.  If it's on another calendar, then the reminder won't work.

Cheers!
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by:thomas908
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Thanks for replying.

I had read this, but could not understand

It says

>>Open the task (task: A personal or work-related duty or errand that you want to track through completion.) you want to set or clear a reminder (reminder: A message that appears at a specified interval before an appointment, meeting, or task that announces when the activity is set to occur. Reminders appear any time Outlook is running, even if it isn't your active program.) for.

Which task to open? I don't have a task. Just as mobile phone has reminder, I want a similar reminder in OUtlook(wihtout the ringng ofcourse). When I want to set a reminder, it should ask for
1. the text i want to enter
2. date and time it should ring

on that specified time, the mesage entered by me should be displayed on the screen. I didn't get the task thing?
Please suggest


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David Lee earned 600 total points
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thomas908,

> Which task to open? I don't have a task.
You have to create one.  As I explained above, reminders only apply to tasks, appointments, and mail items.

> When I want to set a reminder, it should ask for
> 1. the text i want to enter
> 2. date and time it should ring
It doesn't work that way in Outlook.  Reminders don't display text you've entered, they simply display the fact that an appointment begins in x minutes, or that a task is due.  You cannot change what they display.  You can control when the reminder appears.  Once again, reminders in Outlook are not stand alone items.  They are events that are connected to tasks, appointments, and mail items.
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by:thomas908
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Sorry BlueDevilFan, I missed your comment.
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