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Preventing Outlook 2003 From Sending Reminders

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by Nathan Sokalski, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. Nathan Sokalski

    Nathan Sokalski Flightless Bird

    I am using Outlook 2003 on Windows 7. I use it only for the purpose of
    synchronizing my Windows Live Calendar with my mobile device. I still want
    my Windows Live Calendar to send the Email and Messenger Alerts for the
    events and appointments that I have specified, and I still want my mobile
    device to display the reminders that it does, but I don't want Outlook 2003
    to display or send any kind of reminders. Because of this, I can't specify
    that reminders not be sent for my events and appointments, because then I
    would not receive them from Windows Live Calendar or my mobile device. Is
    there a way to stop Outlook 2003 from sending reminders? Thanks.
    --
    Nathan Sokalski
    njsokalski@hotmail.com
    http://www.nathansokalski.com/
     
  2. Roady [MVP]

    Roady [MVP] Flightless Bird

    Outlook does not send any reminders for appointments.
    All Outlook does is displaying the Reminder dialog when you have Outlook
    running and a reminder is (over)due.

    What makes you think Outlook is sending you these reminders?

    --
    Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
    Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
    http://www.howto-outlook.com/
    Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more

    http://www.msoutlook.info/
    Real World Questions, Real World Answers

    -----

    "Nathan Sokalski" <njsokalski@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:2FAFBBB8-E460-4DF1-9304-FBD8BDF35689@microsoft.com...
    > I am using Outlook 2003 on Windows 7. I use it only for the purpose of
    > synchronizing my Windows Live Calendar with my mobile device. I still want
    > my Windows Live Calendar to send the Email and Messenger Alerts for the
    > events and appointments that I have specified, and I still want my mobile
    > device to display the reminders that it does, but I don't want Outlook
    > 2003 to display or send any kind of reminders. Because of this, I can't
    > specify that reminders not be sent for my events and appointments, because
    > then I would not receive them from Windows Live Calendar or my mobile
    > device. Is there a way to stop Outlook 2003 from sending reminders?
    > Thanks.
    > --
    > Nathan Sokalski
    > njsokalski@hotmail.com
    > http://www.nathansokalski.com/
     
  3. Nathan Sokalski

    Nathan Sokalski Flightless Bird

    I guess I phrased that incorrectly, I meant displaying the Reminder dialog.
    I don't manually start Outlook, but it is always started automatically by
    Sync Center, which is started automatically when I logon. I don't actually
    see the Outlook window (well, not for long), but after it is automatically
    closed, if I look at the Processes in Task Manager, I see a process called
    OUTLOOK.EXE *32, which is from Outlook. I can obviously manually go into
    Task Manager and end this process, but this would be a pain in the neck to
    do, and I would need to do it not only every time I logged on, but every
    time I opened Outlook as well, which I need to do in order to sync it with
    my Windows Live Calendar. Any more ideas? Thanks.
    --
    Nathan Sokalski
    njsokalski@hotmail.com
    http://www.nathansokalski.com/

    "Roady [MVP]" <newsgroups_DELETE_@_DELETE_sparnaaij_NO_._SPAM_net> wrote in
    message news:9E489C11-A039-469F-8FC6-FD5691F13B36@microsoft.com...
    > Outlook does not send any reminders for appointments.
    > All Outlook does is displaying the Reminder dialog when you have Outlook
    > running and a reminder is (over)due.
    >
    > What makes you think Outlook is sending you these reminders?
    >
    > --
    > Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
    > Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
    > http://www.howto-outlook.com/
    > Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more
    >
    > http://www.msoutlook.info/
    > Real World Questions, Real World Answers
    >
    > -----
    >
    > "Nathan Sokalski" <njsokalski@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:2FAFBBB8-E460-4DF1-9304-FBD8BDF35689@microsoft.com...
    >> I am using Outlook 2003 on Windows 7. I use it only for the purpose of
    >> synchronizing my Windows Live Calendar with my mobile device. I still
    >> want my Windows Live Calendar to send the Email and Messenger Alerts for
    >> the events and appointments that I have specified, and I still want my
    >> mobile device to display the reminders that it does, but I don't want
    >> Outlook 2003 to display or send any kind of reminders. Because of this, I
    >> can't specify that reminders not be sent for my events and appointments,
    >> because then I would not receive them from Windows Live Calendar or my
    >> mobile device. Is there a way to stop Outlook 2003 from sending
    >> reminders? Thanks.
    >> --
    >> Nathan Sokalski
    >> njsokalski@hotmail.com
    >> http://www.nathansokalski.com/

    >
     
  4. Diane Poremsky [MVP]

    Diane Poremsky [MVP] Flightless Bird

    The only way to keep from showing the reminder window is by disabling
    reminders - but that will affect reminders on the device too.

    --
    Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
    Outlook Tips: http://www.outlook-tips.net/
    Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com/

    Outlook Tips by email:
    mailto:dailytips-subscribe-request@lists.outlooktips.net

    EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
    mailto:EMO-NEWSLETTER-SUBSCRIBE-REQUEST@PEACH.EASE.LSOFT.COM

    How many email accounts are in your main Outlook profile?
    http://forums.slipstick.com/showthread.php?t=36602

    "Nathan Sokalski" <njsokalski@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:6912F6EC-6209-4765-90A0-4DAC87310BD5@microsoft.com...
    > I guess I phrased that incorrectly, I meant displaying the Reminder
    > dialog. I don't manually start Outlook, but it is always started
    > automatically by Sync Center, which is started automatically when I logon.
    > I don't actually see the Outlook window (well, not for long), but after it
    > is automatically closed, if I look at the Processes in Task Manager, I see
    > a process called OUTLOOK.EXE *32, which is from Outlook. I can obviously
    > manually go into Task Manager and end this process, but this would be a
    > pain in the neck to do, and I would need to do it not only every time I
    > logged on, but every time I opened Outlook as well, which I need to do in
    > order to sync it with my Windows Live Calendar. Any more ideas? Thanks.
    > --
    > Nathan Sokalski
    > njsokalski@hotmail.com
    > http://www.nathansokalski.com/
    >
    > "Roady [MVP]" <newsgroups_DELETE_@_DELETE_sparnaaij_NO_._SPAM_net> wrote
    > in message news:9E489C11-A039-469F-8FC6-FD5691F13B36@microsoft.com...
    >> Outlook does not send any reminders for appointments.
    >> All Outlook does is displaying the Reminder dialog when you have Outlook
    >> running and a reminder is (over)due.
    >>
    >> What makes you think Outlook is sending you these reminders?
    >>
    >> --
    >> Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
    >> Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
    >> http://www.howto-outlook.com/
    >> Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more
    >>
    >> http://www.msoutlook.info/
    >> Real World Questions, Real World Answers
    >>
    >> -----
    >>
    >> "Nathan Sokalski" <njsokalski@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:2FAFBBB8-E460-4DF1-9304-FBD8BDF35689@microsoft.com...
    >>> I am using Outlook 2003 on Windows 7. I use it only for the purpose of
    >>> synchronizing my Windows Live Calendar with my mobile device. I still
    >>> want my Windows Live Calendar to send the Email and Messenger Alerts for
    >>> the events and appointments that I have specified, and I still want my
    >>> mobile device to display the reminders that it does, but I don't want
    >>> Outlook 2003 to display or send any kind of reminders. Because of this,
    >>> I can't specify that reminders not be sent for my events and
    >>> appointments, because then I would not receive them from Windows Live
    >>> Calendar or my mobile device. Is there a way to stop Outlook 2003 from
    >>> sending reminders? Thanks.
    >>> --
    >>> Nathan Sokalski
    >>> njsokalski@hotmail.com
    >>> http://www.nathansokalski.com/

    >>
     
  5. Nathan Sokalski

    Nathan Sokalski Flightless Bird

    Thank you for that information, it's good to have a definite answer. So now
    I would like to ask something about the Reminder dialog itself. When I see
    it, the buttons to close it are Dismiss, Dismiss All, and Snooze. For the
    Snooze button, there are several choices in a dropdown. Which of these
    choices would make it be the longest time before I see the Reminder dialog
    again? I have tried several of the choices, but it doesn't seem to change
    the amount of time before I see the Reminder dialog again. Thanks again for
    your help.
    --
    Nathan Sokalski
    njsokalski@hotmail.com
    http://www.nathansokalski.com/

    "Diane Poremsky [MVP]" <outlookmvp@msn.com> wrote in message
    news:8513AE2D-9A0C-4F11-84C2-FECDA68932F8@microsoft.com...
    > The only way to keep from showing the reminder window is by disabling
    > reminders - but that will affect reminders on the device too.
    >
    > --
    > Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]
    > Outlook Tips: http://www.outlook-tips.net/
    > Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com/
    >
    > Outlook Tips by email:
    > mailto:dailytips-subscribe-request@lists.outlooktips.net
    >
    > EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
    > mailto:EMO-NEWSLETTER-SUBSCRIBE-REQUEST@PEACH.EASE.LSOFT.COM
    >
    > How many email accounts are in your main Outlook profile?
    > http://forums.slipstick.com/showthread.php?t=36602
    >
    > "Nathan Sokalski" <njsokalski@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:6912F6EC-6209-4765-90A0-4DAC87310BD5@microsoft.com...
    >> I guess I phrased that incorrectly, I meant displaying the Reminder
    >> dialog. I don't manually start Outlook, but it is always started
    >> automatically by Sync Center, which is started automatically when I
    >> logon. I don't actually see the Outlook window (well, not for long), but
    >> after it is automatically closed, if I look at the Processes in Task
    >> Manager, I see a process called OUTLOOK.EXE *32, which is from Outlook. I
    >> can obviously manually go into Task Manager and end this process, but
    >> this would be a pain in the neck to do, and I would need to do it not
    >> only every time I logged on, but every time I opened Outlook as well,
    >> which I need to do in order to sync it with my Windows Live Calendar. Any
    >> more ideas? Thanks.
    >> --
    >> Nathan Sokalski
    >> njsokalski@hotmail.com
    >> http://www.nathansokalski.com/
    >>
    >> "Roady [MVP]" <newsgroups_DELETE_@_DELETE_sparnaaij_NO_._SPAM_net> wrote
    >> in message news:9E489C11-A039-469F-8FC6-FD5691F13B36@microsoft.com...
    >>> Outlook does not send any reminders for appointments.
    >>> All Outlook does is displaying the Reminder dialog when you have Outlook
    >>> running and a reminder is (over)due.
    >>>
    >>> What makes you think Outlook is sending you these reminders?
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Robert Sparnaaij [MVP-Outlook]
    >>> Coauthor, Configuring Microsoft Outlook 2003
    >>> http://www.howto-outlook.com/
    >>> Outlook FAQ, HowTo, Downloads, Add-Ins and more
    >>>
    >>> http://www.msoutlook.info/
    >>> Real World Questions, Real World Answers
    >>>
    >>> -----
    >>>
    >>> "Nathan Sokalski" <njsokalski@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >>> news:2FAFBBB8-E460-4DF1-9304-FBD8BDF35689@microsoft.com...
    >>>> I am using Outlook 2003 on Windows 7. I use it only for the purpose of
    >>>> synchronizing my Windows Live Calendar with my mobile device. I still
    >>>> want my Windows Live Calendar to send the Email and Messenger Alerts
    >>>> for the events and appointments that I have specified, and I still want
    >>>> my mobile device to display the reminders that it does, but I don't
    >>>> want Outlook 2003 to display or send any kind of reminders. Because of
    >>>> this, I can't specify that reminders not be sent for my events and
    >>>> appointments, because then I would not receive them from Windows Live
    >>>> Calendar or my mobile device. Is there a way to stop Outlook 2003 from
    >>>> sending reminders? Thanks.
    >>>> --
    >>>> Nathan Sokalski
    >>>> njsokalski@hotmail.com
    >>>> http://www.nathansokalski.com/
    >>>
     

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