IT Talk – Eliminate Annoying Outlook Notifications

Every time you get a new message in outlook "You've got mail" comes up, in either a pop up or a voice message. Unless you get only a couple of emails a day, this can be pretty distracting. Most messages don't warrant this level of attention; it's similar to a coworker constantly barraging you with trivial matters. We'll show you how to easily eliminate these alerts and allow you to focus, increasing your productivity.

Turning these messages off is easy. Go to Tools-Options and then select email options. Then select advance email options. To turn off notifications you will need to uncheck four options "Play a sound", "Briefly change the mouse cursor", "Show an envelope icon in the notification area" and "Display a New Mail Desktop Alert".

Your emails will still be retrieved as normal; you will just need to check your emails yourself periodically. With this done you will be free to focus on your work, with one less distraction.


About Brent Whitfield

Brent Whitfield is CEO of DCG Technical Solutions, Inc., which provides IT Support in the Los Angeles area since 1993. DCG exists to help our clients choose, implement, and manage IT and cloud solutions that are cost effective and reliable. DCG's pro-active approach to IT is ideally suited for companies who depend on reliable IT infrastructure, but don't want to spend a lot of money to keep it that way. DCG was recognized among the Top 10 Fastest Growing MSPs in North America by MSP Mentor. Brent has been featured in Fast Company, CNBC, Network Computing, Reuters, and Yahoo Business.