Outlook on the web – Message reminders

Message reminders help users remember to reply to or follow up on messages by bringing them to the top of their message list.​

Key points

  • Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 67154
  • Timing:
    • Targeted Release (organization): mid-February through mid March 2021
    • Standard Release: early March through late July 2021
  • Roll-out: tenant level
  • Control type: user control
  • Action: review and assess

How this will affect your organization

After Outlook assesses that a user might have forgotten to respond to or follow up on emails, the user might start seeing these messages brought to the top of their inboxes. If applicable, a maximum of one email will be brought to the top of the user’s inbox at a time.

Users can disable this in Settings/Layout/Message reminders.

What you need to do to prepare

This feature will roll out default on. If you don’t want this feature to roll out to your users, please follow the below instructions to disable it using PowerShell:

  • Parameter is set under Set-OrganizationConfig.

The MessageRemindersEnabled parameter enables or disables the message reminders feature in the organization. Valid values are:

  • $true: Message reminders are enabled
  • $false: Message reminders are disabled

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