I am trying to create a calendar event with email notification using my HTC desire, but I can't figure how to do it. I tried both the built-in calendar app as well as mobile Google calendar website. How can I make it work?


For the Google Calendar website, desktop version (the following doesn't apply to mobile version of the website, so you must request desktop version of the page from your mobile browser):

Edit or create your calendar event, under event color selection you'll see Reminders, by default you'll have an email sent 10 minutes before the event start time.

Warning about rendering desktop site on mobile browser Google Calendar website (desktop version requested from mobile browser Chrome)

The following is for the Google Calendar app:

Open your calendar event, go to Reminders, then tap the triangle selector under Notification, you'll see there is an Email option too.

If there is no reminder set, tap Add reminder first, or edit your event (the pencil icon).

Calendar Event Email option in reminders

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    This looks really nice. Unfortunately it seems to be incompatible with my device :( – Grzenio Feb 19 '13 at 14:37
  • @Grzenio I added description for Google calendar website to my answer. – Francisco Alvarado Feb 19 '13 at 15:17
  • Cheers. It is a real shame they didn't add this to the mobile version. Appointments without notification are equivalent to no appointment. – Grzenio Feb 19 '13 at 15:38

I just added a new Schedule to my Google Calendar, it offered me a feature to notify me by email when the event occurs, and i have got the email also.

look a bit below there is a option offering these feature.

  • On the google calendar mobile web page you mean? – Grzenio Feb 19 '13 at 14:11
  • Correct on the bottom there is a option "reminder" that can be set to alert you by email. – r4d1um Feb 19 '13 at 14:18
  • I just checked the mobile calendar page, and the last item I see is Add a person to this meeting. Otherwise, there is only What, When, Where, Description and Created By. I can't see any reminder :( – Grzenio Feb 19 '13 at 14:32

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