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by Yehuda Cagen 21. May 2010 05:38

Email Notifications in Microsoft Outlook


Do you like email notifications? (Email notifications are those little boxes that pop up that notifyyou of an incoming email). Are you the type that can't ever miss an important email?


Do you feel email notifications are bad for productivity, and would like to stop email notifications from disturbing your work?

Steps to disable or enable “Email Notifications:

  1. Tools
  2. Options
  3. Email Options
  4. Advanced Email Options Middle section: When new items arrive in my Inbox

Select your personal preferences:
[If you would rather not have a notification, make sure they following are all unchecked].

  • Play a sound
  • Briefly change the mouse cursor
  • Show an envelope icon in the notification area
  • Display a New Mail Desktop Alert (default Inbox only)

You can click on Desktop Alert Settings to determine how long the Desktop Alert will appear and the transparency. A great tool you can use is Rules/Alerts to receive Email Notifications from only those you desire to have alerts about:

 Click: Tools> Rules and Alerts> New Rule, and select desired command. It's just that easy!

For more information, please feel free to contact our Houston Computer Service experts.

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