How to change the default follow up time in Outlook?
As we know, when we add a follow up reminder for an email in Outlook, the default follow up time is 4:30 PM (or other time depending on your working hours). However, you may want to change the default follow up time, and let it remind you at the beginning of working hours, such as 9:00 AM. In this article, I will show you how to change the default follow up time in Outlook.
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To change the default follow up time in Outlook, you can do as following:
Step 1: Right click an email, and then select the Follow Up > Set Quick Click from the right-clicking menu.
Step 2: In the coming Set Quick Click dialog box, click the box and then select the Tomorrow from the drop down list, and then click the OK button. See screen shot:
From now on, when you add a follow up reminder for an email with right clicking and selecting Follow Up > Add Reminder in the right-clicking menu, the follow up time is 9:00 AM by default.
(1) The default follow up time depends on your working hours specified in Outlook. For example, your working hours cover from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, the default follow up time is 8:30 AM with this method above.
(2) We can’t add follow up reminders for emails in the IMAP accounts.
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To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 15 days agoThanks for the quick solution. Bugged me for years, and never could find the answer in Microsoft online Support.
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 16 days agoThank you! The original default setting was so annoying!
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 1 months agoAwesome! Thank you.
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 2 months agoThanks for the info - that's been annoying me as I had to change the time every time - now it set as I want it!
To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 4 months agoThank you - I can't believe the answer to something that has been annoying me for years was so quick and simple!