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Old 08-23-2019, 06:50 AM
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I find myself having to set future reminders to basically ask myself if someone has gotten back to me by a certain date. For instance, I send John a note on Monday which I know requires work and action on his part, but for me to be accountable for deadlines, I need a reminder on Friday to ask myself if John has followed up by then. Maybe he already has, in which case it's moot, but if he hasn't, I want to be sure to follow up with him to check in.

The way I typically handle this is to create a [short] appointment on my calendar, "showing as" free, and with a reminder about the appointment.

*The reminder is really all I need*. So my question is about whether I have to go through the process of setting up an appointment to achieve what I want to do here.
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Old 08-28-2019, 06:39 PM
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Use the "Follow Up" command in the Tags section of the Home tab in the ribbon.

Click the email in question—title in mail box is enough, doesn't need to be open—then click on Follow Up and make your choice.

Your choice will appear on the To-Do Bar and the To-Do List, as well as the Flag column in Mail—as long as you haven't hidden that column, of course.
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