When an Outlook appointment is due, by default, MS Outlook is set to do something to tell you about it. You are the one who decides what Outlook does in that regard.
Follow the steps below to learn how:
- To change the default settings for all new appointments, click on Tools | Options and the Preferences tab.
- In the Calendar area, enable the Default reminder checkbox and set up the amount of time before an appointment that you will receive a notice about it. Fifteen minutes is the default but you can change it to whatever you prefer.
- On the Other tab, click Advanced Options | Reminder Options to set other options such as whether the reminder is displayed by default and whether a sound will be played and if so, which sound.
- Remember that you can use the Windows Sound Recorder to record your own custom sound to use if you like!