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.
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