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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

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 calendar events from email settings

If you want to prevent Outlook from adding events automatically to your calendar, do the following:

  1. Open your browser.

  2. Sign in to your Outlook.com account.

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

  4. Click the View full settings option.

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

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

  7. Under “Events form email,” clear the Automatically add events to my calendar from email option.

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

If you’re simply trying to stop a certain type of event (such as, flights, hotel reservations, or car rentals) from appearing in your calendar, you can also clear the events you don’t from the list, instead of disabling the feature completely.

Once you’ve completed 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.