I too am frustrated about the way this works. I had created a bunch of rules
to organize incoming email messages and couldn't figure out why I was no
longer seeing my new mail notification. Once I found out what was going on, I
had to delete all my rules - very annoying .
The option of having a desktop alert is not practical for me as I
to leave me desk or my screensaver goes on and so I cannot see those notices
pop up. I also find it distracting to have popups display when I'm in the
midst of doing something that requires concentration.
This should at least be a toggable option when setting
> I'm a little late joining this discussion, but i would
like to voice my
> frustration at this too. I had to turn off all my rules because of this
> little change in the way outlook works . Now i have a horrible unorganised
> inbox but have no choice since i keep missing emails when i dont get the
> new mail envelope in the system tray.
> Would it be so hard to make it an option?
> "RyanC" wrote:
> > I think this is junk. With the application minimized and hidden to the
> > system tray, the envelope icon is a function I relied on heavily to know if
> > new mail has arrived. Why not make it a TOGGLEABLE function, instead of
> > removing the option entirely?
> > Ryan
> > "Diane Poremsky [MVP]" wrote:
> > > unfortunately, outlook doesn't work that way. Instead of using rules to move
> > > messages, you could use search folders to separate them into virtual
> > > folders - or just use the unread search folder instead of relying on the
> > > tray icon.
> > >