In Microsoft Outlook you can give yourself a reminder to reply or to take action on an email message. When you do so, a message box will open to remind you when it's time to follow up on it.
For example, when I get an email message letting me know a book I put on hold is available for checkout, I set a reminder so I remember to pull it off the holds shelf during my lunch hour.
You can set up a reminder even if you don't use the Outlook calendar! To set up a reminder to reply to or follow up an e-mail message, just follow the steps at these pages:
- If you use Outlook 2003: Support / Outlook / Outlook 2003 Help and How-to / Set yourself a reminder to reply to a message
- If you use Outlook 2007: Dummies.com "Setting Up E-Mail Reminders in Outlook 2007".