Can't set reminders in Windows Live Mail


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I am using Windows Live Mail 2012 (downloaded in Windows Essentials) as my email client on Windows 8.1, as I greatly prefer it to the Mail app.

In the Calendar section, the "Reminders" button is greyed out, and when I create a new event, the "reminder" drop box is also greyed out, so I can't set reminders at all.

This wasn't the case when I started using WLM - maybe a Windows Update has screwed it? Can anyone help?



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To use reminders your calendar must be stored online.

Microsoft disables the feature if your calendar is stored locally on your computer.

As long as your WLM is also connected to a Microsoft hosted email account, such as a Hotmail or Outlook account, you should be able to use the reminder feature.