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OUtlook missing email alert

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Is there a way to have Outlook (or anything else) to alert me that there is an email missing?  I get hundreds of alerts of success, so if one is missing it is hard to see.
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by:John Hurst
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Minimize Outlook to the System Tray, right click on it and select Show New Mail Desktop Alert
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by:loftyworm
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John,
Thank you for the input, but I need to know when I DON'T get mail, not when it arrives.
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by:John Hurst
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The desktop alert shows ALL mail. You could try filtering READ mail to folders, leaving UNREAD mail in your Inbox.  There is no alert I know of (Native Outlook) that says "You did not read this"
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by:loftyworm
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TY again for keeping on this.  But I am afraid you are correct, but still not understanding.  It is NOT that I didn't read it, it is that it never arrived.  I would think something like a script would say "8 am so I will look for email, I have looked and there is no email from SYSTEM01, so popup an alert."

Perhaps there would be a way to say when an email DOES arrive, it should have a background font of bright red?
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by:John Hurst
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If the mail never arrived, there is nothing at all the Outlook Client can do. You would have to query the Exchange or Server mail system. There is no alert for that so far as I am aware.
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by:loftyworm
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Any ideas on how it can be done?  applications?  Powershell to read my email?
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The email file is a proprietary format. I do not know if there are 3rd party query tools. There are certainly no out of the box native tools for this.
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by:loftyworm
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I suspected as much :(

For future research, powershell may do this.  I am going to look into it ;)
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/heyscriptingguy/2011/05/26/use-powershell-to-data-mine-your-outlook-inbox/
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by:John Hurst
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Thanks. Third party customization is the only way.
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