How to Make Outlook to Be Your Private Assistant

Microsoft Outlook is not only an email client, but also features calendar, tasks, contacts and so on. In this article, we will learn how to create a reminder of our daily assignments by task manager. 

In our daily work, we have many assignments, none of which could be missed. However, at times we might forget some of them, which would result in our boss’s serious discontentment. And perhaps we would even be required to spend more time to make up our mistakes.


Under this circumstance, we usually think of some external methods to reminding ourselves. For instance, we can write down our daily assignments on our notebooks. Every day when we do our work, we can open our notebooks, and ensure which one is done and which one is not.

Another way is to create a reminder on our telephone. Nowadays, we are living in a digital age. And Smartphone is widely used around the world. I believe that it is not difficult for us modern people to create a reminder on telephone.

In fact, in our computer, MS outlook can be also used as a reminder. It has a function of task manager, by which users can create a task and a reminder, which is the same with reminder in telephone. Maybe sometimes the task reminder in MS Outlook is much better than that in telephone.

In MS Outlook, there are mail, calendar, contacts and tasks. Obviously, we can create a task with a reminder in “Task” option. In “Task “, we can choose to create a “Task” in the “New Items” option. Then in the pop-up window named as “Untitled – Task”, you could define the specific assignment in “Subject” blank box. Meanwhile, you can set start and due date too. In addition, by ticking “reminder”, you can create a reminder and setting reminding time. Besides, we can the task recurrence in the “Recurrence” Option. You can choose daily, weekly, monthly, yearly and rule concrete time as well.

All in all, it is convenient for us to remember a massive number of assignments. Thus with Outlook, it seems that we own a private assistant. However, Outlook is vulnerable due to some factors such as viruses, sudden power surges and problems in hardware, which cause file corruption and data loss. Encountering this trouble, you could repair Outlook through Microsoft Outlook Inbox Repair Tool – scanpst.exe, or use a third party repair tool such as DataNumen Outlook Repair. This software is especially designed in outlook recovery. It can minimize the loss in corruption, and it is time-saving. In reality, both two methods are worthy of a try.

Author Introduction:

Shirley Zhang is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including sql recovery and outlook repair software products. For more information visit

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