Notify me when new messages arrive

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
  2. Click E-mail Options, and then click Advanced E-mail Options.
  3. Do one or more of the following:

ShowDisplay a desktop alert when messages arrive

  1. Under When new items arrive in my Inbox, select the Display a New Mail Desktop Alert (default Inbox only) check box.
  2. To specify the duration or transparency of the alert, click Desktop Alert Settings, and then select the options you want.

ShowTip

To see a sample alert with the options you have selected, click Preview.

ShowPlay a sound when messages arrive

  • Under When new items arrive in my Inbox, select the Play a sound check box.

ShowChange the mouse cursor when messages arrive

  • Under When new items arrive in my Inbox, select the Briefly change the mouse cursor check box.

 Note   Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 will not play a sound, change the mouse cursor, or display a New Mail Desktop Alert when you are running a Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 slide show on this computer.

 
 
Applies to:
Outlook 2003