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Windows 7: How to get Outlook to alert me to new email?

22 Mar 2012   #1
srleslie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
How to get Outlook to alert me to new email?

Don't see any way to do it. I'm used to Thunderbird which makes configuring easy. What gives, Mr. Gates? (Oh yeah, you're a retired philanthropist now).


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22 Mar 2012   #2
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Have you looked at the sound properties for 'New Mail Notifiction'
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22 Mar 2012   #3
srleslie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

No, I haven't; thanks for the tip. But what I really need is a visual cue, so I can just glance at the system tray as I cruise by.
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22 Mar 2012   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Mr Gates may be a retired philanthropist, but he left instructions for his minions not to desert us.

Have a look here: Notify me when new messages arrive - Outlook - Office.com
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22 Mar 2012   #5
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

One thing you could try that i don't think is mentioned in the link from seavixen32 (forgive me if it is and i missed it)
Display the envelope when you have unread messages?


Click on the little arrow on the notifications bar and select customize
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Find this option, click the drop down box and select 'Show icons and notifications'
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Click OK and that envolope should only appear while you have unread messages.
Hope this helps.

Regards,
JDobbsy1987


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22 Mar 2012   #6
srleslie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Mr Gates may be a retired philanthropist, but he left instructions for his minions not to desert us.

Have a look here: Notify me when new messages arrive - Outlook - Office.com
Aha! Excellent. I'd tried using the useless in-program help, but forgot there's a lot more online.

Thanks.
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22 Mar 2012   #7
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome.
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