Remove a flag or reminder from a message

When you remove a reminder or flag, you’re saying in effect, never mind—this message doesn’t need special attention.

Remove the flag

The flag appears in the message list and in the message.

  1. In the message list, right-click the message flag.

  2. Click Clear Flag.

    Clear Flag command on the right-click menu in the message list

If the message is open in its own window, click Message > Follow Up > Clear Flag.

Clear Flag command on the ribbon

When you remove the flag, the reminder is also deleted.

Remove the reminder

Reminders are pop-up alerts that appear when action is required.

  1. In the message list, right-click the message flag.

  2. Click Custom.

  3. Uncheck the Reminder box.

    Custom dialog box for setting reminders, start, and due dates

If the message is open in its own window, click Message > Follow Up > Custom, and then uncheck the Reminder box.

Tracking completed messages

When you remove or clear a reminder or flag, you lose any indication the message was ever a to-do item. If you want an indicator that you’ve completed the action required for a flagged message, mark it complete instead. The flag becomes a check mark. In Tasks, you can change the view to see all completed items (until the item is deleted).

  1. In the message list, click the message.

  2. Right-click the flag.

  3. Click Mark Complete.

Mark Complete command on the right-click menu in the message list

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