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Automatically Disable or Enable Reminders for Meetings

Find out how to have reminders automatically turned off or on for each new meeting and appointment you create.

When you create any type of Calendar entry, a reminder is set automatically. To prevent Outlook from setting reminders for all meetings and appointments, disable automatic reminders.

To have reminders automatically turned off or on for new meetings and appointments with:

  • Microsoft Outlook 2007
    1. Select Tools > Options.
    • To have a reminder automatically turned on for new meetings, select Default reminder.
    1. Enter the amount of time before the meeting that you want the reminder to appear.
    2. Click OK.
    • To have a reminder automatically turned off for new meetings, deselect Default reminder. Click OK.
  • Microsoft Outlook 2010 and 2013
    1. Click File tab > Options.
    2. Click Calendar.
      • To have a reminder automatically turned on for new meetings, select Default reminder.
      1. Enter the amount of time before the meeting that you want the reminder to appear.
      2. Click OK.
      • To have a reminder automatically turned off for new meetings, deselect Default reminder. Click OK.
  • Microsoft Outlook 2011
    1. Select Outlook > Preferences.
    2.  Select Calendar.
      • To have a reminder automatically turned on for new meetings, select Default reminder.
      1.  Enter the amount of time before the meeting that you want the reminder to appear.
      2. Click OK.
      • To have a reminder automatically turned off for new meetings, deselect Default reminder. Click OK.
  • Microsoft Outlook Web Access (OWA)
    • It is not possible to have reminders automatically turned on or off for new meetings and appointments in OWA.
    • Use Microsoft Outlook on your UB-owned computer to enable or disable automatic reminders.

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