How to Create an Email Reminder in

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I tend to forget a lot. Most of all, I tend to forget reminders.

I get reminded, and immediately I forget about it. Fortunately, more often than not I remember what the reminder was intended to remind me of, without the reminder.

In any event, the calendar that comes with provides the very useful tool of email reminders. On a given date and at a chosen time, will deliver an email with a reminder to your inbox automatically.

Create an Email Reminder in

To get reminded of a task by email in

  1. Click the app switcher icon in
  2. Select Calendar from the sheet that comes up.
  3. Click the down arrow next to New in the toolbar.
  4. Select Task from the menu that has appeared.
  5. Type the desired reminder over Add a task.
  6. Specify the due date under Due date and Time.
  7. Make sure Email ( (using the email address at which you want to receive the reminder) is selected under Reminders.
  8. Pick the perfect time for the reminder next to the email address.
    • Click Add a reminder to add further reminders, be it at other email addresses, in an app, or at another time.
  9. Click Save.

You can get those very same reminders for calendar events as well, of course. The calendar lets you set up additional email addresses for receiving reminders, too.