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Enable the Reminder Bell in Outlook 2010

In Office 2003 there was a reminder bell icon that would be displayed when you scheduled appointments. The bell was not available in Office 2007, but here we look at how you can enable it in Outlook 2010.

If you’re still using Outlook 2003 you’re probably familiar with the Reminder Bell icon.

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Enable Reminder Bell in Outlook 2010

To enable the bell in Outlook 2010 click on the File tab, then Options.

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When the Outlook Options screen comes up, select Calendar and scroll down to Calendar options and check Show bell icon on the calendar for appointments and meetings with Reminders…click OK.

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Now when you look at your appointments and meetings you have the Reminder Bell icon back.

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If you’re a fan of having the Reminder Bell icon displayed on your scheduled events in Outlook, and missed it in 2007, it’s good to know it’s easy to get back in 2010.

Brian Burgess worked in IT for 10 years before pursuing his passion for writing. He's been a tech blogger and journalist for the past seven years, and can be found on his about me page or Google+

  • Published 09/30/10

Comments (5)

  1. Christian

    You wrote: “[...] The bell was not available in Office 2007, but here we look at how you can enable it in Outlook 2007.”

    I think you mean: “[...] The bell was not available in Outlook 2007, but here we look at how you can enable it in Outlook 2010.”

  2. Midnight

    Haven’t used Outlook in ages! Thunderbird is my e-mail client of choice, along with Lightning, which is a perfect combo!

  3. David Hiebert

    Thanks for the tip! I was missing my bell!

  4. K Case

    Thanks for the tip, very easy to understand.

  5. Patty Wagner

    I currently access my mail thru sympatico, I am now changing to outlook 2010 but do not know how to set it up as my main mail. Ask for servers etc and I have not a clue what I should be putting in. Help in plain language would be greatly appreciated as I am not very computer literate

    Thanks

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