Turn On or Off Notifications from Mail app in Windows 10  

    Turn On or Off Notifications from Mail app in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off Notifications from Mail app in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Mail app Notification Banner and Sound in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Browsers & Email
    08 Mar 2020
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Turn On or Off Mail app Notification Banner and Sound in Windows 10


    The Mail and Calendar apps included with Windows 10 help you stay up to date on your email, manage your schedule and stay in touch with people you care about the most. Designed for both work and home, these apps help you communicate quickly and focus on what’s important across all your accounts. Supports Office 365, Exchange, Outlook.com, Gmail, Yahoo! and other popular accounts.

    The action center in Windows 10 collects and shows notifications and alerts from traditional Windows applications and system notifications, alongside those generated from modern apps. Notifications are then grouped in the Action Center by app and time. When the Action Center gets a new notification, it will briefly show a notification banner above the taskbar notification area to let you know.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the Mail app showing notifications in action center, notification banner, and playing sound for your account in Windows 10.



    Here's How:

    1 Open the Mail app.

    2 Click/tap on the Settings (gear) icon at the bottom left, and click/tap on Notifications in Settings. (see screenshot below)

    Turn On or Off Notifications from Mail app in Windows 10-mail_app_notifications-1.jpg


    3 In the Notifications flyout, select a specific email account (ex: Outlook) you want to turn on or off notifications for, or check Apply to all accounts if you like. (see screenshot below)

    Turn On or Off Notifications from Mail app in Windows 10-mail_app_notifications-2.jpg

    4 Do step 5 (on) or step 6 (off) below for what you would like to do.


    5 To Turn On Mail App Notifications for Email Account

    A) Turn on Show notifications in the action center. (see screenshot below)

    B) Check (on) or uncheck (off) to Show a notification banner above taskbar notification area for what you want.

    C) Check (on) or uncheck (off) to Play a sound for notifications for what you want.

    You can change the New Mail Notification sound event for a custom Mail app notification sound.


    D) Check (on) or uncheck (off) to Show notifications for folders pinned to Start for notifications for what you want.

    Turn On or Off Notifications from Mail app in Windows 10-mail_notifications-1.jpg

    E) In Settings, turn on to let the Mail and Calendar app run in the background. (see screenshot below)

    Turn On or Off Notifications from Mail app in Windows 10-background_apps_on.jpg

    F) In Settings, turn on notifications and for the Mail app, check and uncheck Play a sound when a notification arrives for what you want, and change any other Mail app notification settings you want. (see screenshots below)

    Turn On or Off Notifications from Mail app in Windows 10-mail_notification_settings-1.jpg Turn On or Off Notifications from Mail app in Windows 10-mail_notification_settings-2.jpg

    G) Go to step 7 below.


    6 To Turn Off All Mail App Notifications for Email Account

    A) Turn off Show notifications in the action center. (see screenshot below)

    Turn On or Off Notifications from Mail app in Windows 10-mail_notifications-2.jpg

    B) In Settings, turn off notifications for the Mail app. (see screenshot below)

    Turn On or Off Notifications from Mail app in Windows 10-mail_notification_settings-3.jpg

    C) Go to step 7 below.

    7 When finished, you can close the Mail app if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. osubuckeye's Avatar
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10
       #1

    Windows Mail App Sound


    I have done all these steps and still no sound or banner.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 48,984
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 19640
    Thread Starter
       #2

    It's still pretty spotty for me as well. Sometimes you'll get the notifications and sounds for the Mail app, and sometimes you don't.

    Be sure that you also turned on show notifications from the Mail app in Settings in step 5E.
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  3. bl00keRs's Avatar
    Posts : 110
    Windows 10 PRO
       #3

    Anyone knows why I don't get an instant pop-up and sound notification for incoming emails? Sometimes it's working but sometimes not.
    Sync in my account settings is set up as "download when an email arrives. I get an instant notification on my Android phone but not Windows app. Sometimes it takes some hours to get an action center notification and sometimes it never shows and plays but when I open Mail app manually, all new mails are there.
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  4. hTconeM9user's Avatar
    Posts : 2,766
    Windows 10x64 Home Version 1909 (Build 18363) 836
       #4

    Sorry cant help you on that as I have never had that trouble
    All 4 of my accounts are set the same as yours
    All linked to one inbox
    Also on mine they come through on laptop before they do on my phone.
    Also I have Face Book linked as well
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  5. bl00keRs's Avatar
    Posts : 110
    Windows 10 PRO
       #5

    Everything is set up right.
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  6. davidhk's Avatar
    Posts : 5,396
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       #6

    bl00keRs said:
    Everything is set up right.
    Suggestion :
    Create another user account with exactly the same privileges as this current one > logon to it > setup your Mail app > see if you have the same problem on notifications.
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