Friday, 10 January 2014

Outlook 2013 does not show desktop notifications on Message Receive.

Problem:

Outlook 2013 does not show desktop notifications on Message Receive.

Solution:

If you have tried everything else to enable this feature and it didn't work then try this.:

1.Click on File menu.

2.Select New Rule button.

3.Select "Start from a blank rule" and verify that "Check messages when they arrive" is selected

4.Press Next to go to the Conditions screen

5.Verify that no condition is selected and press Next

6.A warning will pop-up stating that this rule will apply to all messages. Press "Yes" to indicate that that is correct .

7.Select the action "display a Desktop Alert"

8.Press Finish to complete the rule

9.If needed move the "display a Desktop Alert" rule all the way to the top.