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Reminders in Yahoo Calendar

Let us remember important dates for you! Reminders will keep you on time by notifying you of upcoming events. You can set all new events to have a reminder, or set up notifications on specific events.

Let us remember important dates for you! Reminders will keep you on time by notifying you of upcoming events. You can set all new events to have a reminder, or set up notifications on specific events.

Configure reminders

Delivery settings

Define your default reminder options for new events.

  1. Mouse over the Settings menu icon Gear Icon | select Calendar Options.
  2. Click Reminders.
  3. Adjust your settings:
    • Time - Set how long in advance you'd like to be reminded.
    • Again - Optionally, set a second reminder time.
    • Via - Choose how you want to be reminded.
      • Email address - Select from the email addresses associated with your Yahoo account.
      • Yahoo Messenger - Select this if you'd like to receive an instant message reminder.
      • Mobile/Desktop - Sends a reminder to your phone, computer, or tablet using the device's native notifications system.
        - You'll need to sync your Yahoo Calendar with your device's native calendar to receive reminders this way.
    • Agenda - Select to receive a daily email containing all the events of that day.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Click Back to Calendar to return to Yahoo Calendar.

Add event reminders

Add a reminder to a specific event.

  1. Click on an event in the Day, Week, or Month view.
    - A pop-up window with the event's details opens.
  2. Click Edit.
  3. Select a reminder time from the "Remind" drop-down list.
    - Click + to set an additional reminder.
  4. Select a delivery method:
    • Email
    • Yahoo Messenger
    • Mobile/Desktop - You'll be notified via the native notifications system on your mobile device or desktop once you've synced its native calendar with Yahoo Calendar.
  5. Click Save.

Turn off event reminders

Delete event reminders for a specific event.

  1. Double-click an event to edit it.
  2. From the Remind menu, select No Reminder.
  3. Click Save.

Reminders not received

If you're not receiving reminders, check your account settings.

  • Accurate email address - Use the "Delivery settings" above to verify the defined address is accurate.
  • Spam filter - Check your spam folder for the missing reminders. 
  • Allow sufficient time - If you create a reminder that is less than 15 minutes away, you won't receive one.
  • Time zone - Check your time zone settings to see if they match your location.
  • Email delivery settings - If you send the reminder to a non Yahoo Mail account, it may be set to check for new mail on a fixed schedule.

  Good to know: It's no longer possible to get reminders via SMS text messages.

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