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A desktop alert is a notification that appears on your desktop when you receive a new email message, a meeting request, or a task request. By default, desktop alerts are turned on.

The information displayed in a desktop alert varies depending on the item that you receive in your Inbox.

How to turn desktop alerts on or off

Follow these steps to turn on or turn off desktop alert:

  1. Launch Outlook and click File.

  2. Select Options.

    microsoft office options

  3. Under Message arrival, select or clear the Display a Desktop Alert check box and then select OK.

    apply outlook mail options

Note: You may choose to Delete, Flag, or Dismiss the email through desktop alert.

outlook mail notification - delete, flag, dismiss


Turn new message alert pop-up on or off

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