IMAP desktop alerts




I want to get desktop alerts with new IMAP e-mails, but I couldn't find how
to do this. I read that I need to make a rule... But how? If anyone knows,
please mail me at (e-mail address removed)


A Desktop Alert is a notification that appears on your desktop when you
receive one of the following items (item: An item is the basic element that
holds information in Outlook (similar to a file in other programs). Items
include e-mail messages, appointments, contacts, tasks, journal entries,
notes, posted items, and documents.):

E-mail message The alert displays the name of the sender, the subject,
and the first two lines of the message.

Note A Desktop Alert doesn't display the contents of an encrypted or
digitally signed message. To view the message, you must open it.

Meeting request The alert displays the sender, subject, date, time, and
location of the meeting.

Task request The alert displays the sender, subject, and start date of the
assigned task.

For Microsoft Exchange server and POP3 (POP3: A common protocol that is used
to retrieve e-mail messages from an Internet e-mail server.) e-mail accounts
(e-mail account: The server name, user name, password, and e-mail address
used by Outlook to connect to an e-mail service. You create the e-mail
account in Outlook by using information provided by your administrator or
Internet service provider (ISP).), a Desktop Alert is displayed only when a
new item arrives in your default Inbox. If you want to display a Desktop
Alert when an item arrives in any other Exchange folder, or when you receive
items that meet specific conditions, you must create a rule (rule: One or
more automatic actions taken on e-mail messages and meeting requests that
meet certain conditions, along with any exceptions to those conditions. Rules
are also referred to as filters.). You must also create a rule if you want to
be notified when you receive a new item in an IMAP (IMAP (Internet Message
Access Protocol): Unlike Internet e-mail protocols such as POP3, IMAP creates
folders on a server to store/organize messages for retrieval by other
computers. You can read message headers only and select which messages to
download.) e-mail account.

You can use Desktop Alerts to "pre-process" incoming items without having to
open your Inbox first. When a Desktop Alert appears, you can perform several
actions that would normally require you to open the item. For example, you
can set a flag on a message, delete it, or mark it as read— all without
opening your Inbox.

If you want to keep a Desktop Alert visible so that you can take more time
to read it, pause your cursor on the alert before it fades from view.

You can customize the appearance of your Desktop Alerts. You can have them
remain visible for as briefly as three seconds or for as long as 30 seconds.
You can also adjust their transparency to make them more noticeable or to
keep them from blocking your view of documents and other items on your
desktop. You can also change where your Desktop Alerts appear by dragging one
of them to a more preferable location on your desktop.

You can also drag the Desktop Alert preview to the location you want from
the Desktop Alert Settings dialog box.

If several items arrive in your Inbox at the same time, you won't
necessarily receive a Desktop Alert for each item. If you receive a large
number of items within a particular period of time, Microsoft Outlook
displays a single Desktop Alert to indicate that you received several new
items. This prevents your desktop from suddenly becoming overwhelmed with
alerts, an annoyance that would almost certainly interfere with your work and
temporarily obscure a portion of your desktop.


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