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Poppa John
29-07-2014, 08:15 PM
Hi All,

I am using MS Outlook for my emails. At the bottom bar, RH side is a Yellow Icon for emails. Is it possible to make this do something, flash perhaps, when a new email arrives? I had a look in tools & options but nothing leapt out at me. Thanks. PJ

Speedy Gonzales
29-07-2014, 08:18 PM
You'll have to install some kind of email notifier program to do that. There are a few free ones around

Poppa John
29-07-2014, 08:22 PM
You'll have to install some kind of email notifier program to do that. There are a few free ones around

Can you recommend one? PJ

29-07-2014, 08:33 PM
Can you recommend one? PJ Use the windows inbuilt.

Depending on the Version of Outlook ( you didn't mention which) you can alter within Outlook.


Open the control panel - Sound - Sounds Tab - Scroll down to "New Mail Notification" Set it to any of the inbuilt or if you want your own sound, download a sound in .wav and save it someplace, browse to the sound wave, select it.


Different OS's / versions of Outlook have different options. http://office.microsoft.com/en-nz/outlook-help/change-the-sound-played-when-an-email-message-arrives-HP010354979.aspx

Edited: if you want abit of fun, heres hundreds of free ones ( more on the left menu) http://www.sounds4email.com/geluiden/popular.php

Poppa John
29-07-2014, 09:13 PM
Wt...Unfortunately I always have the sound off. I am quite deaf. I am looking for a visual indicator, such as a flashing Icon. MS Outlook is 2007. PJ

29-07-2014, 10:21 PM
Ok didn't know that. What you can do is create a rule so when any new mail comes in a message will pop up , just had a play with http://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/newmailalert.htm worked quite well, with the exception of needed the reg key to be altered as the alert only displayed for about 5 seconds.

Personally I just use mailwasher, you can close the email program and leave MW open, its checks email by default every 10 minutes or you can manually check/ alter the time. Has the added advantage that you can stop and dump all the rubbish before it comes in :)

You can play about with teh rules, just altered the one I made, this message was showing 3 minutes later still.


30-07-2014, 03:03 PM
Outlook has a build in notification dialog box, 2007 & 2010 show it for 10 seconds bottom left, can be changed, 2013 has it top left..