Preventing Outlook 2003 From Sending Reminders


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Nathan Sokalski

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.
 
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Roady [MVP]

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?
 
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Nathan Sokalski

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.
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Nathan Sokalski
(e-mail address removed)
http://www.nathansokalski.com/

Roady said:
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?
 
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Diane Poremsky [MVP]

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

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Diane Poremsky [MVP - Outlook]

Outlook & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com/

Outlook Tips by email:
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EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
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How many email accounts are in your main Outlook profile?
http://forums.slipstick.com/showthread.php?t=36602

Nathan Sokalski said:
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.
 
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Nathan Sokalski

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
(e-mail address removed)
http://www.nathansokalski.com/

Diane Poremsky said:
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 & Exchange Solutions Center: http://www.slipstick.com/

Outlook Tips by email:
mailto:[email protected]

EMO - a weekly newsletter about Outlook and Exchange:
mailto:[email protected]

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

Nathan Sokalski said:
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.
 

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