How to enable Desktop Mail notification in Outlook 2010

           When you receive a new email, Outlook 2010 displays a desktop alert showing the email sender, subject and a few lines of the body as well. This feature can be very useful but what if you are working in a shared environment, where others can see the emails that you receive? Here are the steps to disable the Email Desktop alert setting in Outlook 2010

Disable Notifications in Outlook 2010

With Outlook open click on the File tab to access Backstage View and click on Options.

Now in Outlook Options click on Mail then scroll down to Message arrival. Then uncheck Display a Desktop Alert and click OK. If you don’t want a sound to play when an email arrives you can uncheck that as well.

If you’re busy working on a project, having desktop email notifications popping up can be a huge distraction. Disabling them should help you get things done and improve productivity. If you’re an Outlook 2007 user check this article on how to turn off desktop email notification in Outlook.


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