I have set Emacs to alert me via a window 30 minutes before an appointment. This is working as expected. However, every three minutes thereafter, Emacs continues to alert me to the same appointment. How do I dismiss/acknowledge the reminder and prevent it from triggering repeatedly?

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    Only a workaround, but what about prolonging the time between reminders? E.g.: (setq appt-display-interval 10) May 9, 2018 at 5:57
  • Are you saying that for any appointment in your diary, you want exactly one notification, 30 minutes beforehand.
    – phils
    Apr 13, 2023 at 9:24

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M-x appt-delete is a possibility to delete entries from the appointment list.

See also (info "(emacs) Appointments").

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