Do people forget to reply to your emails? Set up a reminder in Outlook

Sometimes you need a quick reply in order to schedule an appointment, book a conference room or simply to proceed with your current project. But our mailboxes are getting over-filled and people often lose track of your message. How to avoid embarrassing reminders via email and begging for attention?

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Microsoft Outlook offers a specific feature for this purpose – a set of reminders that will remind the recipient (or even yourself) in a specified time and make sure that nobody forgets again.

  1. In your new message window, click on the red flag icon labeled as Follow Up.

    Outlook Reminder

  2. Select Add Reminder in the drop down menu…

    Add Reminder in Outlook

  3. Custom screen allows you to choose if you want to set a reminder for yourself or for the recipient. Simply pick Flag for Me and/or Flag for Recipients and set up a reminder bellow..

    Set Up a Reminder in Outlook

This creates a new item in everyone’s Tasks List, with a reminder popping up at appropriate time. Done! It will be easier for you to remember the deadline and Outlook will remind others to respond.

On top of that, eWay-CRM offers even more sophisticated tools for Outlook such as managing tasks of your employees and reporting all their current activities.

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