How to Fix Outlook 2007 New Mail Notification not Working Issue?
Microsoft Outlook 2007 is an e-mail client from Microsoft that helps the users to manage e-mails from different e-mail accounts. It allows the users to add new e-mail accounts, send/receive e-mails, adding special folders, etc. It can also integrate easily with existing e-mail accounts allowing the users to keep up with their favorite e-mails and important contacts. It also supports multiple e-mail accounts at a time that helps the users to access them under a single interface. It comes with usability options like adding events to calendar, reminder feature, creating tasks and scheduling appointments, e-mail notifications, etc. E-mail Notification is a better feature that comes with a desktop alert indicating a new e-mail has been arrived. This feature allows the users to work without need to check frequently whether that important e-mail has arrived or not. E-mail notifications does this job for you.
Following details explain about the errors of e-mail notifications in Outlook 2007, its reasons and corrective actions:
- Errors and Its Reasons
- Corrective Actions
- Enable E-mail Notifications
Errors and Its Reasons
E-mail notifications are a good feature of Outlook 2007 and it often ends up with errors that will disable this feature. The reasons for not working issue of e-mail notifications can be different. It may be accidentally disabled by the user or by some other interrelated applications. The most frequent case is update of Windows XP to its Service Pack 2. While applying Windows XP SP2, it will automatically enable Windows Firewall. Outlook 2007 uses UDP to receive e-mail notifications. These UDP packets are often blocked by the Windows Firewall, which in-turn ends in disabling e-mail notifications feature.
Fixing the issue with the errors of e-mail notifications in Outlook 2007 is usually a simple task. If the e-mail notifications feature is set in disabled state, enabling the feature in Outlook 2007 menu will fix the problem. And if the Windows Firewall is making the issue, adding the .exe file of Outlook 2007 to the Exceptions list of Windows Firewall will resume e-mail notifications feature. To do this, click ‘Start’ menu and select ‘Run’. Type ‘firewall.cpl’ in the text field provided and hit enter. A new Windows pops-up entitled by “Windows Firewall. Select the ‘Exceptions’ tab and then click ‘Add Program’. Browse to the directory where Outlook 2007 is installed and select 'outlook.exe file'. Then click ‘OK’ or ‘Add’. This will allow Outlook 2007 to keep receiving UDP packets for e-mail notifications.
Enable E-mail Notifications
It is often possible for e-mail notifications to be disabled accidentally by the users or interrelated applications. Enabling the e-mail notifications in Outlook 2007 menu will fix this error. To enable e-mail notifications, open the ‘Tools’ menu of Outlook 2007 and select ‘Options’. In the ‘Options’ section, select ‘Preferences’ and click ‘Advanced E-mail Options’. Now check the option saying “Display a New Mail Desktop Alert. This will enable the e-mail notifications and provide you with notifications for new e-mails.
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