Time Management – Turning off Microsoft Outlook e-mail notifications


If you are busy concentrating on writing a report, a proposal, etc, you need to concentrate on the task in hand, not constantly be distracted by an e-mail notification symbol becoming visible at the bottom right of the screen. Believe it or not, most e-mails do not need an instant reply – if we are in meetings, we can usually manage to ignore our e-mails, so why not when we’re busy on a vital piece of work?

Why not turn off your Outlook notifications?

If using Microsoft Outlook 2007 or earlier versions:

Click Tools – Options. The Options dialog box will be displayed.

On the Preferences tab, click E-mail Options, then click Advanced E-mail Options. The Advanced E-mail Options dialog box will be displayed.

In the When new items arrive in my Inbox section, remove the ticks from Play a sound, Briefly change the mouse cursor

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I am a trainer of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project and Crystal Reports. I have called my blog "If Only I'd Known That...." because I hear it so many times in training sessions. In fact, if only I had a £100 (or 150 Aussie dollars)for every time someone says "If only I'd known that." ....
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