How many times have you gone on vacation only to come back a week later and open Outlook with hundreds of reminders popping up?
Instead, follow these steps to turn them off while on vacation.
Click on "Tools," "Options."
Click on the "Other" tab and click on the "Advanced" button.
Remove the check for "Display Reminders."
NOTE: Depending on the version of Outlook, you may need to click on the "Reminder Options" button to get to the dialog with the "Display Reminders" option.
Click on the "OK" button to save the changes and return to Outlook.
This will delete any and all past due reminders as well as any reminders while you are on vacation.
When you return from vacation, don't forget to turn it back on!
HINT: You may want to send yourself an e-mail for the day you return. Before hitting the "Send" button, click on the "Options" button and select "Do Not Deliver Before" and place the date you return in the date field. Click the "OK" button and send the e-mail.