Outlook is one of the most widely used email management applications. It has lots of simple and unique features which makes it the goto application for accessing emails and performing many daily tasks. A few of these features are Tasks, Calendar, Archive, Conversations and a wide range of add-ins. In addition to other features, we all rely on Reminders in Outlook for many purposes. We are so dependent on an early reminder for a meeting, quick accessibility to the meeting invite through a pop-up feature, clicking on the pop-up to open the invite and then find the link of the Skype meeting, Teams meeting etc. All these actions are dependent on accurate working of the Reminder feature. If there is one miss or glitch anywhere, it can lead us to missing important meetings.
There have been instances when the reminder feature has not worked as expected for several users. The issue reported is that the users stop receiving notifications or reminders for their meetings or tasks. Any version of Outlook can face this issue.
The issue can occur due to various reasons.
Some of the reasons are simple and don’t need much troubleshooting such as clicking on ‘Dismiss’ instead of ‘Dismiss All’ unless you really want to dismiss all the meetings in the pop-up notification window. However, there are a few issues that need to be checked in detail.
Firstly, you need to make sure that the Reminder notifications are turned on for your Outlook. Different versions of Outlook have slightly different ways for this feature. We’ll go through the required steps for Outlook 2016, Outlook 2010 and Outlook 2007 versions. If you are using an older version of Outlook, it is recommended to upgrade to the later versions.
Restart your Outlook after enabling reminders and check if the issues persist. If it does, please follow the next step.
It may be possible that the reminders are enabled but the reminders folder itself is corrupt. In this case, we need to clean and reset the reminders folder.
Please follow below steps:
Start the Outlook application and check if the issue is fixed.
There are chances that your Outlook profile is corrupt which is causing this issue. Please follow below steps to create a new Outlook profile.
This will create a new profile. Please restart your Outlook application and check if the issue is now fixed.
If you want to avoid any such happening in the future, then there is not any specific procedure available to achieve that. But yes, keeping a few important things in mind may help you to handle such situations – keep checking and verifying all your reminders in the primary folder, or executing ‘outlook/cleanremainders’ in the ‘run’ box (after closing Outlook). Apart from these issues, Outlook users may face a lot of issues like PST file corruption. PST plays an important role, and any sort of corruption in PST may lead to the many known or unknown Outlook related issues. These issues may be reminder is not popping up, getting error codes and messages, the certain folder isn’t opening, the default flag time for messages is late, so on and so forth. So, it is always suggested that you use a third-party tool like Kernel for Outlook PST Repair tool to repair the corrupt PST file.
As we discussed in the blog, ‘Outlook Reminder Not Working’ is a common issue for many Outlook users. We have discussed a few ways to fix it. Other than this issue, many Outlook users are troubled by PST corruption issues. And there is no better way to repair a corrupted PST than using a third-party tool. Kernel for Outlook PST Repair tool not only repairs but also saves PST to different other formats and export it to various mail servers. The software comes with a trial version and can be tried and tested for free.