The add-ins listed on this page will help you manage your reminders. Some of the add-ins will forward reminders using SMS or email. For help with reminders, including VBA code samples for dealing with reminders, including doing "something" when a reminder fires, disabling reminders, and more, see the link in More Information, below. More Information
You can edit the Flag to Follow up field text each time you flag a message, but you can't save the changes permanently, or even temporarily in an MRU list. However, you can use VBA to set flags, which will allow you to save custom Flag to text, as well as custom reminder times and start or due dates.
This simple macro uses a Task to open a web address in Internet Explorer when a reminder fires.
Another entry in my Lazy Programmer Series, a macro for Outlook users who want to schedule a message to send later. This macro is triggered by a reminder and sends a message, composed from the appointment's subject line and body.
While you can't change Outlook's 18 hour default reminder, you can use VBA to remove the reminder or change it to a different time. While the tweaks here work specifically with reminders on All Day events, this code can be tweaked to do almost anything when a new appointment or event is saved.
We're seeing complaints from users (myself included) over the handling of reminders in Outlook 2010. The reminder dialog does not come up "in your face" unless you are working in Outlook. When a reminder is triggered and you're using most other applications, the reminder window does not come up on top of the dialog; it
You can disable reminders in pst files that are not used as a delivery location for an email account, but it will affect all reminders and flags, not just calendar reminders.
When reminders just won't dismiss, there are several things you can try to get rid of it: Use the Cleanreminders switch. This works most of the time. When cleanreminders doesn't work, look for the appointment the reminder belongs to and delete it. When you can't find the appointment, you need to use MFCMAPI to browse
Prior to Outlook 2007, reminders only fire from the default folders. Reminders, including flags and appointment or tasks reminders, only work when the item is in one of the default folders: Inbox, Calendar, Tasks when using an older versions of Outlook. Beginning with Outlook 2007, reminders will work if the item is stored in any folder in the mailbox or PST.
Update: Fixed in Outlook 2010 SP1 When users attempt to change the Calendar's Default reminder from 15 minutes to a value of 1 day or more, the new value isn't saved. It works correctly if the reminder time is less than 1 day, but anyone who needs a reminder time of 1 day or more