Windows 10 changes how notification are handled and this change will affect Outlook’s New Mail Alert that displays in the corner of the screen.
If the notifications are not showing in the corner of your screen, click on the Action Center icon (text bubble icon) in the right corner of your Taskbar to see your previous notifications from apps, including Outlook 2013 or Outlook 2016. (The icon will be filled with white when there are unread notifications).
Click the down arrow next to each message to preview the first characters in the message.
To display the New Email Notification banner for messages that you receive:
- Open the Settings dialog from the Start menu or click on the All Settings square at the bottom of the Notifications list in the Action Center.
- Click on System then select Notifications & Actions or type notification in the Find a Setting field and select Notifications & actions settings.
- In Notifications & Actions, Show app notifications should be On. If it is not, click to the slider to turn on.
- Scroll down to Show Notifications from these apps and click on Outlook.
- Notifications should be On.
- Show notification banners should be On if you want to display banners in the lower right corner as messages arrive.
To change how long the notification banner is displayed on screen:
- Click the back arrow to return to Settings.
- Type notifications in the Find a setting field.
- Click Choose how long notifications are shown.
- Change the value in Show notifications for value.
- Close the Settings dialog when finished.
The New Email Alert will only display when the message is delivered to the Inbox folder. If you want the alert to display for other messages you’ll need to make a rule to display the alert.
Published August 4, 2015. Last reviewed on August 5, 2015.