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Automatically add travel and package delivery events to your Outlook calendar

Posted by Roger Hyttinen on

Outook now includes the option of automatically adding travel information such as car rental reservations and airline tickets, as well as package delivery information automatically to your calendar.

Outlook will retrieve travel and package information from your email and will pop the information into your calendar for you. The first time Outlook creates such an event for you, you'll receive the following message, along with information about the event being added:

Events from Email message box

The thing with this feature, is that it is turned on automatically. If this is not what you want, you can turn it off or change its settings from Outlook on the Web (

Quick Guide: Modify Events from Email Settings

  1. Log on to
  2. Click the Settings icon on the top right corner of the screen.

    The Settings Icon

  3. Click Options.
  4. Click Calendar in the left pane.  

    Click calendar in the left pane

  5. Under the Automatic Processing area, click Events from Email.  

    Click Events from Email in left pane

  6. To choose which events are added to your calendar, check or uncheck the boxes for Flights, Hotel reservations, Car rentals, or Package delivery.

    Events from email screen

  7. To turn off Events from email, click the Don't add events to my calendar from email radio button.

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