Google Calendar can send reminders of my events to my Gmail inbox.

Is it possible to tell Google Calendar to send those e-mail reminders to a different e-mail address?


I think you'll find that Google Calendar sends the reminder to the Google account that owns the calendar.

So if you make a Google account (e.g., with a product like Blogger) that has an account name that looks like a non-Google email address (e.g., you@outlook.com) and an associated primary email address which is that address, then reminders for events set up in that account's calendar are sent to the non-Google email address.

Another approach, if your calendar is already set up in your Google account that's named with a Gmail address, might just to be use a forwarding rule in Gmail to send reminders on. To do this:

  1. Add your non-Gmail address as a forwarding address, verify it - and leave forwarding disabled in general
  2. Add a filter, choosing all messages filtering the messages from calendar-notification@google.com and forwarding them to your non-Gmail address.
  • Approach 2 would be useful if one could discover what would be "the words that would identify a reminder message".
    – bruno
    Oct 3 '14 at 12:25
  • It turns out that filtering the messages from calendar-notification@google.com would do the trick. Please, consider adding that to your answer.
    – bruno
    Oct 3 '14 at 12:31
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    @bruno I used Matches: from:(calendar-notification@google.com) "Calendar [NAME OF CALENDAR]"
    – Eliyahu
    Jan 22 '19 at 16:09

All types of Google Calendar reminders are sent only to the Calendar event owner.

If you invited a guest to your event and he accepted the invitation and added the event to his calendar, he will get a reminder according to his calendar default behavior.

If this is not the behavior you are looking for, you might want to try Un4gettable.

It is

a free Google Calendar add-on that sends text message (SMS) Reminders to clients.


You could change the Contact email of your Google account:

  • Navigate to your Google account settings (from most Google pages in your browser: Click on your profile picture in the top right, then ''My Account'').
  • In the ''Personal info & privacy settings'' pane, click ''Your personal info''.
  • Click ''Email''.
  • Click ''Contact email''.
  • Select the e-mail address where you want to receive your notifications. If it's not there, add it first.

However, this will send a lot of communication from Google that used to come to your gmail account to that new address.

  • If anyone knows how to do this for Google Calendar specfically, that would be great.
    – Joooeey
    Dec 11 '17 at 22:47

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