How to stop Outlook automatically adding calendar events from emails

Outlook can add events from emails to your calendar automatically, but if this feature is just cluttering your schedule chart, you can disable the feature using these steps.

Disable Outlook calendar events from emails
Disable Outlook calendar events from emails

If you’re using an Outlook email account, you’ve probably noticed that a bunch of events will appear automatically in your calendar from the emails you receive.

This is part of a feature in Outlook that scans your emails, and based on the content events get auto-generated in you calendar. It’s a useful feature, but if you’re a person who receives a lot of emails every day, you may end up with many worthless events cluttering your calendar online and in the Mail and Calendar app on Windows 10.

Although it’s feature that comes enabled by default, if you don’t want an event to be created out of every email you receive, you can disable this feature.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to change your Outlook email account settings to disable automatic events in your calendar from emails.

How to manage events from emails settings in

Use the steps to prevent Outlook from adding events automatically to your calendar:

  1. Open your account.

  2. Click the Settings (gear) button in the top-right.

  3. Click the View all Outlook settings option at the bottom of the pane.

    Outlook settings menu in the web
    Outlook settings menu in the web
  4. On the left pane, click on Calendar.

  5. On the right pane, click on Calendar in email.

  6. Use the drop-down menus and select the Only show event summaries in email option to stop automatic calendar events.

     Events from emails Outlook settings
    Events from emails Outlook settings
  7. Click the Save button.

Once you complete the steps, repeat the same steps for the accounts you want stop adding events to your calendar, and any events already added to your calendar will disappear from Outlook and from the Mail app on Windows 10.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 15 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 21 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].