How to Keep the Reminder of an Outlook Task after Assigning It to Others

After you assign an existing task to the other person, the original reminder of this task will be automatically removed. However, most of time, you may still need this reminder. Now, this article will show you a way to keep the reminder of a task even though you assign it.

In general, users are accustomed to adding reminders to the tasks, no matter the tasks they own or the tasks they have assigned to others. Reminders can prevent them from missing or delaying the important tasks. Yet, after a task, which was originally with a reminder, is assigned, the task’s reminder will be auto removed. It may be what you don’t expect. Thus, here we will introduce you an approach to keep the reminders of assigned tasks.

Reminder Is Auto Removed

Keep the Reminder of the Outlook Task Assigned to Others

  1. At first, launch Outlook application.
  2. Then, go to Outlook VBA editor with accordance to “How to Run VBA Code in Your Outlook“.
  3. Next, in “Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications” window, put the following VBA code into the “ThisOutlookSession” project.
Private Sub Application_ItemSend(ByVal Item As Object, Cancel As Boolean)
    Dim objTaskRequest As Outlook.TaskRequestItem
    Dim objTask As Outlook.TaskItem
    'If the outgoing item is a task request
    If TypeOf Item Is TaskRequestItem Then
       Set objTaskRequest = Item
       'Get the corresponding assigned task
       Set objTask = objTaskRequest.GetAssociatedTask(True)
       With objTask
           .ReminderSet = True
           '==> set a custom reminder, add the following line
           '.ReminderTime = objTask.DueDate & " 9:00:00 AM"
      End With
    End If
End Sub

VBA Code - Keep the Reminder of the Outlook Tasks Assigned to Others

  1. Subsequently, exit the VBA editor as usual.
  2. Finally, you can have a try.
  • First off, select an existing task in your task list.
  • Then, right click and choose “Assign Task” from the context menu.
  • Next, in the “Task” window, add recipients and click “Send”.
  • After the task is sent, its reminder still exists, not removed.Original Reminder Is Kept

Figure out Real Causes of Outlook Issues

When encountering Outlook troubles, users will endeavor to find out the causes. To be honest, it is a bit knotty in that multiple factors can result in such problems. Hence, you have to take troubleshooting measures. For instance, you can restart your Outlook in safe mode. If Outlook works well, you can suspect that the culprit may be third party add-in. Or if Outlook functions normally after creating a new profile, it is possible that the older profile is corrupt. Of course, if the issue you are facing is a seriously corrupt Outlook PST file, you have to repair Outlook by inbox repair tool or a reliable external tool like DataNumen Outlook Repair.

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