Automatically add events from your email to your calendar

Many different events in your day-to-day life flow through email. From airline tickets to car rental reservations and package delivery information, you receive a vast amount of information in Outlook that you might want to keep track of.

Outlook automatically retrieves important events from your email for supported senders and adds the items to your calendar so you don't have to.

What you'll see

The first time Outlook creates an event for you, you'll receive the following message, along with a list of the events being added.

Outlook can create events from your email messages

Tips: 

  • You don't have to do anything to allow Outlook to add events from your email. If you want to turn off this feature, see Change your events from email settings.

  • Past events or events from unsupported providers won’t be added to your calendar automatically.

Supported types of events

Outlook will create events from email that contains the following information:

  • Flights

  • Hotel reservations

  • Car rentals

  • Package delivery

  • Dining reservations

  • Events - music, sports, or others

  • Bills

    Notes: 

    • Outlook uses machine-learning algorithms to find upcoming bills. It doesn’t access your financial information or track your financial activity to find these events.

    • Currently, the bills event type is only supported in North America.

For a full list of supported providers, see Supported senders for events from email in Outlook.

Change your events from email settings

You can turn events from email on or off and choose which information is added automatically through your Outlook on the web or Outlook.com options. You can't change your events from email settings in Outlook for Windows, but a link to the Outlook on the web or Outlook.com options page is included in the email you receive the first time an event is created automatically.

Tip: To find your Outlook on the web address, choose File. The address is shown under Access this account on the web in the Account Settings section.

Which version of Outlook are you using?

The instructions are slightly different depending on whether you're using the new Outlook.com or Outlook on the web, or the classic version. Choose the version you're using to see the instructions that apply to you.

Instructions for the new Outlook.com and Outlook_on_the_web

  1. At the top of the page, select Settings Settings > View all Outlook settings.

  2. Select Calendar > Events from email.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • To turn events from email on or off, select the check box next to Automatically add events to my calendar from email.

    • To control what events are added to your calendar, select the check boxes for Flights, Hotel reservations, Car rentals, Package delivery, Dining reservations, Events, or Bills.

By default, any events created from email are marked as private so their details are only visible to you. You can choose to make your events public by unchecking the Mark events as private so only I can see them box.

Instructions for classic Outlook.com and Outlook on the web

  1. At the top of the page, select Settings  Settings .

  2. Select Options or Mail.

  3. On the left sidebar, select Calendar > Events from email.

  4. Do one of the following:

    • To turn off events from email, choose Don't add events to my calendar from email.

    • To control what events are added to your calendar, check or uncheck the boxes for Flights, Hotel reservations, Car rentals, Package delivery, Dining reservations, Events, or Bills.

      Note: If you're using an Office 365 for business account or other commercial account with Outlook, package delivery information won't be added to your calendar automatically.

By default, any events created from email are marked as private so their details are only visible to you. You can choose to make your events public by unchecking the Mark events as private so only I can see them box.

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