Learn about e-mail alert in Microsoft® Outlook 2007
What is an e-mail alert? What are the ways to enable, disable or hide e-mail alert in Microsoft Outlook 2007?
The e-mail alert is a notification that appears on the computer desktop. The notification will inform the user that a new e-mail message or a task message arrives in the inbox. The e-mail alerts help the user to know about the new messages arrived on the e-mail account even without opening the Microsoft Outlook application. In Microsoft Outlook 2007 the e-mail alert feature is turned on by default. Thus the user will receive the notification on the desktop without enabling the feature. The notification also includes various requests for the meetings, tasks to do request etc. If the e-mail account receives more number of messages at the same time, then the e-mail notification does not indicate each message separately. Rather the tool will inform about the messages in a single notification.
Discussed below are some ways to enable or disable e-mail alert in Microsoft Outlook 2007:
- Steps to enable e-mail alert
- Steps to disable e-mail alert
- Tips to remember
Steps to enable e-mail alert
Open the Microsoft Outlook application and select the tools option from the top menu. Then choose options from the drop down list and select preferences tab from the options window. Now click on e-mail options and then on advanced e-mail options. Select the checkbox near to Display a new mail desktop alert option under the heading ‘When new items arrive in my inbox’. Now the e-mail alert is enabled on the system.
Steps to disable e-mail alert
The e-mail alert that appears on the desktop can be turned off by clicking on the alert and then selecting the Turn off option. Another method to turn off the desktop alert that arrives on the screen is to click on the down arrow that is present at the top right side of the alert window. There the user can find the option to turn off the alert. Else the user can turn off or hide the e-mail alerts from appearing on the desktop by following the steps mentioned above for enabling the option. Then clear the check box that is selected for enabling the alerts. The user can also turn off the additional features like playing sounds, icons, etc. from the same option.
The e-mail alerts are turned on by default on the Microsoft Outlook 2007 application. The additional features like the sounds, envelope icon, mouse cursor, etc. can also be customized in Microsoft Outlook for e-mail alert notifications. The alerts would be turned off automatically while the user runs the Microsoft Office PowerPoint presentation. Place the mouse pointer over the alert for keeping the notification for some time if the user wants to read the alert.
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