Microsoft® Outlook 2007 Alerts Not Working
Get to know more about why alerts stop working in Microsoft Outlook 2007
Microsoft Outlook 2007 has been added with many new e-mailing features. One of these is the e-mails alerts or notifications feature. You can see some alerts displayed in the desktop screen or in the system tray whenever a new message or mail comes to Outlook 2007. You need not open Outlook 2007 to check if new e-mails have arrived. But, the alerts may stop working in Outlook 2007 in some situations. It may be due to some firewall software enabled in the system. Some settings or damages in Outlook 2007 may also result in the issue.
Here are some tips to fix alerts not working in Microsoft Outlook 2007:
- Turn off Firewall
- Check Outlook Settings
- Update Outlook
Turn off Firewall
It is possible that you have turned on firewall software in the system. The firewall has been designed to avoid any potential changes to the system. If the firewall has been set to block alerts, then Outlook 2007 alerts may not be displayed in the system. You can try changing the settings of the firewall to get the issue fixed. You can add the Outlook 2007 alerts to 'Allow' list of the firewall to get the issue fixed. If you cannot fix the issue this way, you can try turning off or disabling the firewall temporarily to get alerts enabled.
Check Outlook Settings
It is possible that you made some modifications to the Outlook 2007 settings. These may sometimes get in the alerts not working in Outlook 2007 issue. You can try checking the setting thoroughly to get the issue fixed. You need to check if the option for showing notifications has been disabled in Outlook or not. If so, you need to enable the option to get the issue fixed. It is possible that you have added IMAP e-mail account in the Outlook which may result in no alerts issue. You can try changing it to POP3 and get the issue fixed.
It is possible that the Outlook application has some issues. The application or its associated files may be damaged. You can try updating the application to get the issue fixed. You can get these updates from the Microsoft website itself. To do this, you need to open the websites in your web browser. You need to then search for updates for Outlook. You need to download it into the system.
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