How to add or remove events from email to your calendar in Outlook

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The new Outlook app for Windows supports automating the addition or removal of events from emails to your calendar. Events such as flight and hotel reservations can be added to the calendar automatically, while unwanted events can be removed to maintain an organized schedule. The customizable settings are account-specific, helping users effectively manage their respective…

This article explains how to automatically add or remove events from email to your calendar in the new Outlook app.

The new Outlook for Windows brings the latest features and a modern and simplified design with support for Exchange-backed Microsoft 365 work or school, Outlook.com, Hotmail, and Gmail accounts.

The app has many features, including support for subscription managementemail forwardingsetting default From addressbacking up your mailboxchanging the reading paneopening a new window for a messagelanguage translationsturning text predictions on or offswitch primary accountsharing a calendar, changing language, date and time formatpublic a calendarshow week numbers in Outlook calendardeleting your search history, export your search history, and more.

The new Outlook app can automatically add events like airline flights and other reservations from your email to your calendar. You can delete events you don’t want on your calendar using the settings in the app.

Adding or removing events from email to your calendar in Outlook can be a useful feature for users who want to keep track of their schedules. By automatically adding events like flight reservations, hotel bookings, or other appointments from your email to your calendar, you can easily keep track of your schedule without manually inputting each event.

Additionally, removing unwanted events from your calendar can help keep your schedule organized and free from clutter. Overall, this feature can save time and make it easier to manage your schedule.

Add or remove events from your email to your calendar in Outlook

As mentioned above, users can automatically add or remove events from their email to their calendars in the new Outlook app. Events like airline flights and other reservations from your email can be configured in the Settings to be added or removed.

Here’s how to do it.

First, open the new Outlook app on Windows 11.

You can do that by clicking Start -> All app -> Outlook app. Or use the Start menu search box to search for Outlook and open it.

Open the new Outlook app in Windows 11

When the app opens, click the Settings button (gear on the top right) to proceed.

Add Gmail to Outlook app in Windows 11

On the Settings page, click the Calendar tab on the left sidebar.

Outlook Calendar on sidebar

Next, select “Events from email” on the right to open its settings page. Then, select the email account for which you want to apply the settings if you have multiple accounts in Outlook.

This is an account-level setting that will apply only to the selected account. Please do this for each account you want it to apply.

Outlook account level email settings

On the Events from email settings page, select each event you want to add or remove from your calendar.

  • Package delivers
    • Don’t show event summaries in email and on my calendar
    • Only show event summaries in email
    • Show event summaries in email and on my calendar
  • Flight reservations
    • Don’t show event summaries in email and on my calendar
    • Only show event summaries in email
    • Show event summaries in email and on my calendar
  • Hotel reservations
    • Don’t show event summaries in email and on my calendar
    • Only show event summaries in email
    • Show event summaries in email and on my calendar
  • Rental car reservations
    • Don’t show event summaries in email and on my calendar
    • Only show event summaries in email
    • Show event summaries in email and on my calendar
Outlook account level email settings options

Make your selections and save your settings, then exit.

That should do it!

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