Currently when you create a task the default email reminder is set to on. Personally, I do not need emails sent to me for every task as I am actively logged into HubSpot all day and make many calls etc. My inbox would be bombarded.
It would be nice to be able to adjust the default to No reminder or any other option. Right now I have to go clear it for each task that gets created or remember to choose No reminder before saving.
We've changed the default behavior here when creating a task from record pages (i.e. contacts, companies, deals, etc.). Now when creating a task, "No Reminder" will be set as the default.
Also, HubSpot now sends a daily email digest of all the tasks you have due in a given day. If you're not currently receiving this daily email digest, head to Settings>Notifications>Tasks> Select "Tasks daily digest". A daily digest will show up in your inbox at 8 AM and ensure you are still notified about any tasks you have due daily.
In the coming months, we'll enable you to customize task defaults like due date, time, and reminders. If interested in this capability, track this idea to see when this goes live.