Software & Apps MS Office How to Add an Email Reminder in Outlook.com Set your Outlook.com calendar to email event alerts automatically by Heinz Tschabitscher Writer A former freelance contributor who has reviewed hundreds of email programs and services since 1997. our editorial process Heinz Tschabitscher Updated on October 13, 2020 reviewed by Jon Fisher Lifewire Tech Review Board Member Jonathan Fisher is a CompTIA certified technologist with more than 6 years' experience writing for publications like TechNorms and Help Desk Geek. our review board Article reviewed on Sep 04, 2020 Jon Fisher MS Office Outlook Word Excel Powerpoint Tweet Share Email The Calendar on Outlook.com offers a feature that can send email reminders for calendar events to you and invitees. You will still receive notifications for events you may have set, but an email message is also sent to your inbox. This can be helpful if you are in your email inbox often and might miss other forms of notifications. It's also useful because you can include a custom message with the emailed reminder. Instructions in this article apply only to the web-based Outlook.com. Set an Email Reminder for an Event Follow these steps to add an automatic email reminder to an event in your Outlook.com calendar. Log into your Outlook.com account, and select the Calendar icon at the bottom of the left-hand menu. Alternatively, you can open it by going directly to https://outlook.live.com/calendar/. You can also reach your Outlook.com calendar by selecting the Office applications launcher in the upper left of the Outlook.com page and choosing Calendar. Select the calendar event you want to add an email reminder to, and press Edit. Select More options in the calendar event edit window. Open the Remind me dropdown, and select Add email reminder. In the Email reminder window, choose Add email reminder. Open the Remind me dropdown, and choose when you want an email reminder to be sent for this event. You may also add a reminder message in the email sent by entering it in the text box labeled Enter a reminder message here (optional). If you would like an email reminder to also be sent to invitees of this event, check the box next to Send to attendees. You'll only see this option if there are already attendees. If there aren't, add those first and then return to this step to check that box. Press Save. Now you and your guests will receive an email reminder.