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  1.    19 Jan 2017 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 258
    Windows 10 Build 1703

    Outlooks 2016 New Mail Icon With Yellow Envelope is Missing In Taskbar


    Sometime in the last week or two I noticed Outlook's little yellow indicator for new email is missing in the taskbar.
    When a new email arrives, Outlook plays a sound but does not display the yellow envelope. It will also display a Desktop Alert if asked to do so. I don't ask.

    Here is what I have done:

    1. Right clicked the taskbar and chose settings/notification/select which icons appear on the taskbar/Microsoft Outlook you have new unread email messages. That is ON.

    2. In Outlook, chose File/Options/Mail/Message Arrival checked Play a Sound and also Show an envelope in the taskbar.

    Windows 10 version is 1607 Build Number 1607 14393.693
    Office 2016 version is 1611 7571.2100.

    I will really appreciate any help here.

    Thank you.
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  2.    19 Jan 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Windows 10 Build 1703
    Thread Starter

    Whoops! I knew I left something out.

    I have also run sfc /scannow and it reported no problems.
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  3.    19 Jan 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Poole Dorset UK
    Posts : 2,556
    Windows 10 x64 Home Version(1709) Build16299.19

    In the taskbar on my laptop, as well as being notified via notifications, when I receive mail my white envelop shows closed,
    Once I click on it to read it and deleted them
    The envelop stays open.
    By the way I am using Edge Browser and none other
    Also all my e-mails that I receive from Yahoo, AOL and gmail all come into one inbox via being linked
    That way I don't miss any and saves time opening each source one by one
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  4.    19 Jan 2017 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Windows 10 Build 1703
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    Interesting. My envelope has always turned yellow whenever new mail arrived. Now when new mail comes nothing changes.
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  5.    19 Jan 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Poole Dorset UK
    Posts : 2,556
    Windows 10 x64 Home Version(1709) Build16299.19

    Quote Originally Posted by JJG10 View Post
    Interesting. My envelope has always turned yellow whenever new mail arrived. Now when new mail comes nothing changes.
    I would not worry too much about it as long as you are receiving your mail ok
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  6.    19 Jan 2017 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Windows 10 Build 1703
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    It has been my practice to be able to just pass by my computer and with a glance to see if the little box is yellow telling me I nave a new email. It has been that way for years at least back to W7 and maybe XP and I would like to continue that. Had no problem with it in Windows 10 until a few days ago.
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  7.    19 Jan 2017 #7
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 741
    Windows 10 Home

    That's one of the annoyances of W10. Sometimes icons, always on the rightside, disappear from the taskbar. Today e.g. the icon of Malwarebytes disappeared. Restart is needed to bring it back.
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  8.    19 Jan 2017 #8
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Windows 10 Build 1703
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    Thanks but the Outlook icon is over near the left side. Go figure!
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  9.    20 Jan 2017 #9
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    Very strange indeed
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  10.    23 Jan 2017 #10
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    It's working for me. But only on mail in my main Inbox. e-mail I move to subfolders with rules won't trigger it. It's always been like that though. And only on mail not marked as read. I have outlook set to make an e-mail as read after its selected for 5 seconds. Once that happens the envelop disappears. You also need the Icons in the taskbar set to large for it to work.
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