Email Alert

Hi,

How do I set up Outlook to generate a pop-up box when I recieve new mail?

(I had this before, but had to reinstall Outlook and can't seem to figure out how to get that alert again.)

Thanks.
EBrennerAsked:
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
May depend on the version of Outlook.  In 2000, go to the Tools menu, select options, click the "E-mail Options..." button, then check the box for "Display a notification message when new mail arrives".  Then OK out.
EBrennerAuthor Commented:
I have Outlook 2003.  I tried the above, but it doesn't seem to work.  I think it needs a rule, as I recall.

Any other ideas?
David LeeCommented:
Hi EBrenner,

What version of Outlook?

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David LeeCommented:
Disregard my comment.  My screen hadn't refreshed and I didn't see the comments that'd already been made.
war1Commented:
Hi EBrenner,

For Outlook 2002 (should be similar for 2003), the notify setting is as follows


On the Tools menu, click Options.
Click the Preferences tab, and then click E-Mail Options > Advanced E-Mail Options
Do one or more of the following:
Display a message when messages arrive

Select the Display a notification message when new mail arrives check box.

Play a sound when messages arrive

Click Advanced E-Mail Options.

Under When new items arrive, select Play a sound.

Change the mouse cursor when messages arrive

Click Advanced E-Mail Options.

Under When new items arrive, select Briefly change the mouse cursor.


Cheers!
EBrennerAuthor Commented:
War1

Okay, I tried this, but it doesn't seem to work.  Even if I could get it to work, I don't think this route would work because the alert will stay for a maximum of 30 seconds.

What I used to have was a little box that would come up (for example, I'm typing now in IE and I had it where a little window would pop up and show that I had a new email message.)  Or if I were a way for an hour, I could glance at my computer from across the room and see a window indicating I had new mail.

As I mentioned above, I recall it being a rule, BUT, whatever would get the job done.

Any other ideas?
daleoranCommented:
Wondering if this helps

How to use the Desktop Alerts feature in Outlook 2003
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;831399

Michael

SeanConnollyCommented:
EBrenner

Sounds like you want something with a little more functionality than OL2003 offers.  You could try something like Mail Alert which lets you keep the alert active for longer than Outlook's 30 seconds:

http://www.bettasoft.net/mailalert/

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EBrennerAuthor Commented:
SeanConnolly
Thanks.  It works almost exactly like I'd like except it comes up at the bottom of the monitor instead of the center.  It's strange that I can't get this going within Outlook '03.  I thought that's what I had before, but maybe not.
Anyway, thanks.
Evan
EBrennerAuthor Commented:
And thanks to everyone else who tried to answer!
SeanConnollyCommented:
EBrenner

Thanks for the points and I hope Mail Alert works out well for you!
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