Turn Off or Turn On Email Notifications

If you have an alert popping up in the corner of your computer screen every time you receive an email, it can interrupt your concentration and interfere with your productivity.

On the other hand, you may be waiting for an important email, and wish to be notified the moment it arrives!

In Microsoft Outlook these notifications  are referred to as Desktop Alerts.

You can control Desktop Alerts in Outlook Options:

  1. Open Outlook
  2. Click the File tab
  3. Click Options (near the bottom of the File menu)
    – this displays the Outlook Options dialogue box
  4. Click Mail (in the upper left corner of the dialogue box)
  5. Scroll down to the Message arrival section
  6. Un-tick (or tick) the check box for Display a Desktop Alert
    there is also a button to the right to further control the Desktop Alert Settings
  7. Click the OK button.

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