Although Outlook supports recurring tasks, don’t use the feature. It can be unreliable and confusing in some situations. Instead, use this simple approach:

  • Create a task normally.
  • At the very end of the task name, add: (REPT). This reminds you that the task repeats.
  • When you complete the task, don’t mark it as completed. Instead, re-process it and give it new smart dates for the next occurrence.