Automatically add travel and package delivery events 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, Outlook receives a vast amount of information 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 event(s) 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 disable this feature, see the next section.

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

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 options. You can't change your events from email settings in Outlook for Windows, but a link to the Outlook on the web 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.

  1. In Outlook on the web, select Settings  Settings (Gear icon) .

  2. Select Options.

  3. Under Your app settings, select Calendar.

  4. Select Events from email on the left sidebar and 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, or Package delivery.

      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.

    Choose which events are added 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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