How to Add an Email Reminder in

Set your calendar to email event alerts automatically

The Calendar on 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

Set an Email Reminder for an Event

Follow these steps to add an automatic email reminder to an event in your calendar.

  1. Log into your account, and select the Calendar icon at the bottom of the left-hand menu.

    Alternatively, you can open it by going directly to

    You can also reach your calendar by selecting the Office applications launcher in the upper left of the page and choosing Calendar. page with Calendar selected
  2. Select the calendar event you want to add an email reminder to, and press Edit. calendar event selected
  3. Select More options in the calendar event edit window. event edit window with More options
  4. Open the Remind me dropdown, and select Add email reminder. reminder dropdown menu with Add email reminder selected
  5. In the Email reminder window, choose Add email reminder. Email reminder window with Add email reminder option
  6. Open the Remind me dropdown, and choose when you want an email reminder to be sent for this event. Email reminder window with Remind me dropdown open
  7. 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). Email reminder window with reminder message text box filled in
  8. 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. Email reminder window with Send to attendees checkbox selected
  9. Press Save. Now you and your guests will receive an email reminder.

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