Learn about E-mail notification feature in Microsoft® Outlook 2003
Discuss the various aspects of E-mail notification feature in Microsoft Outlook 2003.
Microsoft Outlook 2003 is an e-mail program developed by Microsoft. Microsoft Outlook manages your e-mails, contacts and communication effectively. Microsoft Outlook 2003 offers several features to make the program reliable and usable. E-mail Notification is one of the stunning features of Microsoft Outlook 003. E-mail Notification in Microsoft Outlook 2003 is called Mail Desktop Alert. We can easily enable Desktop Alert in our system. But it will work only with Microsoft Exchange Server and Post Office Protocol. HTTP and IMAP4 do not support Desktop Alert. Desktop Alert offers several features. We can add music to the Desktop Alert. Flag buttons, Desktop Alert ticker etc are some of the features of Desktop Alert. We can also disable Desktop Alert easily in Microsoft Outlook 2003. In some cases Desktop Alert feature will exhibit some issues, but we can resolve it easily.
Description about E-mail Notification features in MS Outlook 2003, ways to access the settings dialogue box and some of the common issues associated with e-mail notifications are explained below:
- Features of E-mail Notification
- Access the Settings Dialogue Box for E-mail Notification
- Common issues associated with E-mail Notification
Features of E-mail Notification
Microsoft Outlook 2003 offers a new feature that alerts you every time when you get a new e-mail in your inbox. E-mail Notification feature of MS Outlook 2003 is called Desktop Alert. We can enable this feature and after that it will appear in the bottom right corner of your screen. It offers several features such as Flag button that allow you to flag the emails and Desktop Alert Ticker that provide quick preview of your e-mails.
Access the Settings Dialogue Box for E-mail Notification
We can access the settings dialog box for the E-mail Notification feature in MS Outlook 2003 easily. To open the settings box for the Desktop Alert feature, click ‘Options’ on the ‘Tools’ menu. Then on the ‘Preference’ tab, click the ‘Email Options’. Choose ‘Advanced Email Options’ and click on ‘Desktop Alert Settings’. In this setting we can configure the duration and transparency of Desktop Alert notification.
In some cases you cannot enable e-mail notification or Desktop Alert for Microsoft Outlook 2003. The reason is that Desktop Alert will work only if you have Microsoft Exchange Server and Post Office Protocol version 3 (POP3) profiles. IMAP4 and HTTP do not support Desktop Alert. In some cases when you click on the new Mail Desktop Alert you will receive an error message ‘A dialogue box is open. Close it and try again’. This is due to other MS Outlook remaining open.
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