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How to View & Enable/Disable Outlook Notifications

This article will show you how to easily view your Outlook Desktop Notification settings and enable or disable them as you see fit. Following these directions, you will be able to turn off notifications that could interfere with web conferencing.

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To view your Outlook Notification settings, first start at the homescreen of your Outlook Desktop app. Click the "File" tab in the top-left corner.Your Outlook's Account Information window will open. From here, click the "Options" button on the left-hand side.

Your Outlook Options window will open as a pop-up. Click the "Mail" button on the left-hand pane to view Mail settings. From here, scroll down to "Message Arrival".In this section, you can view which "new message" settings are enabled/disabled:

  • To silence notifications (often useful during meeting, calls, or webinars), uncheck all boxes and hit "OK". 
  • To enable notifications, check the corresponding boxes you wish to turn on again (default includes "Play a sound", "Show an envelope icon in the taskbar", and "Display a Desktop Alert"). 

If you have any further questions about this process, please reach out to us at the CTS Help Desk. You can call us at (262) 595-2444, reach us via e-mail at, or submit a ticket to

Keywordsoutlook desktop app notifications alerts popups   Doc ID104458
OwnerLinda W.GroupUW Parkside
Created2020-07-29 11:59:58Updated2020-07-29 12:00:05
SitesUW Parkside
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