The setting to Hide Alert Messages upon new mail arrival is found in the Outlook  Preferences Pane for both Outlook 2011  and Outlook 2016 . If you wish to change other application notification settings, please refer to this FAQ: How can I change my notification settings?


To Turn Off this setting:

  1. Open Outlook  and select Outlook > Preferences.

  2. Click on Notifications & Sounds.

  3.  Make sure that the For New Messages checkbox is not ticked.

  4. You will no longer receive an onscreen new message notification if the box is greyed out, as below.


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