Outlook new mail notification, Exchange



I think I have found the solution to many people's frustration with
Outlook new mail notification not working...

....it works after changing the firewall installed by Windows XP SP2 to
Off (not recommended).

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Windows XP SP2, Service Pack 2, Outlook, Outlook XP, UDP, message
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server 2000, Exchange 2003,

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Hope this helps, I've been stuck on this issue for a long time...

I've tried adding more exceptions in XP's firewall for TCP and UDP
ports 135-139, but notifications still won't come through, as soon as I
turn firewall off it works immediatly (no restart of machine or outlook

- JPElectron


That was our problem, however, I resolved it by adding OUTLOOK.EXE to the
Exception list rather than turn off the firewall.

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