Setting up outlook notification options in Outlook 2000

Setting up outlook notification options in Outlook 2000

Receiving Visual or Audio Notification When New Messages Arrive

You can change how Outlook notifies you when new messages arrive. Outlook can notify you by displaying a text message, playing a sound, or changing the appearance of your mouse pointer.

Step Mouse actions Keyboard actions
1 On the Tools menu:

  • Select Options.
Display the Tools menu by pressing ALT+T.

  • Select Options by pressing O.
2 On the Preferences tab, in the E-mail area:

  • Select E-mail Options.
On the Preferences tab:

  • Select E-mail Options by pressing M.
3 In the E-mail Options dialog box, in the Message handling area:

  • Select or clear the Display a notification message when new mail arrives check box.
In the E-mail Options dialog box, in the Message handling area:

  • Select or clear the Display a notification message when new mail arrives check box by pressing ALT+N.
4 If you would like to be notified by a sound and a change in the appearance of your mouse cursor:

  • Select Advanced E-mail Options.
If you would like to be notified by a sound and a change in the appearance of your mouse cursor:

  • Select Advanced E-mail Options by pressing ALT+A.
5 In the Advanced E-mail Options dialog box, in the When new items arrive area:

  • Select or clear the check box for the options you want.
In the Advanced E-mail Options dialog box, in the When new items arrive area:

  • Select or clear the Play a sound check box by pressing ALT+P.
  • Select or clear the Briefly change the mouse cursor check box by pressing ALT+B.
6 To close the Advanced E-mail Options dialog box:

  • Select OK.
To close the Advanced E-mail Options dialog box:

  • Press ENTER.
7 To close the E-mail Options dialog box:

  • Select OK.
To close the E-mail Options dialog box:

  • Press the TAB key to move to OK.
  • Press ENTER.
8 To close the Options dialog box:

  • Select OK.
To close the Options dialog box:

  • Press the TAB key to move to OK.
  • Press ENTER.