How to Fix: Email Alerts not Working in Outlook 2010
Outlook 2010 is the latest e-mail client program from the Microsoft series. It allows users to send, receive and manage e-mails and messages in a fast and efficient manner. You may not open up Outlook 2010 window all the time to view new e-mails. Thus, Outlook 2010 has been added with a feature called e-mail alerts. The e-mail alerts will notify users about new mails in a stylish manner. It will display details of the mail like its subject, sender and few lines of message body also. You can just click the alert and get the mail opened without the need to open Outlook 2010 window. It also allows you to reply or forward mails without opening Outlook 2010. You need to enable e-mail alerts option in Outlook 2010 manually. To do this, you need to select the 'Show an envelope icon in the taskbar' and 'Display a Desktop Alert' under the Mail menu of Outlook 2010.
Here is more on why alerts stop working in Microsoft Outlook 2010:
- Outdated Outlook 2010
- Firewall Settings
- Incorrect Outlook 2010 Settings
Outdated Outlook 2010
It is possible that Outlook 2010 is having issues. The application or its associated files may be damaged. These may result in alerts not working in Outlook 2010. The issue may have come after using applications for a long time. It can also come due to some damages made by the user or some infection.
It is possible that you have turned on the firewall software in the system. The firewall is designed to avoid any potential changes to the system. Some settings in the firewall may result in alerts stop working in Outlook 2010. If the firewall has been set to block alerts, then Outlook 2010 alerts may not be displayed in the system.
Incorrect Outlook 2010 Settings
It is possible that you made some modifications to Outlook 2010 settings. These may sometimes lead to alerts stopping in Outlook 2010. You may have disabled the option for showing notifications in Outlook. It is possible that you have added IMAP e-mail account in Outlook 2010 which may result in no alerts issue.
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