Follow these steps to turn on or off the alerts for new emails and mentions in Outlook on Windows 11

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The new Outlook app on Windows 11 allows users to manage email notifications and mentions efficiently. Users can customize alert settings through the app’s General and Notification options, or via Windows System settings. Enabling notifications can prompt quick responses, while disabling them reduces distractions, suiting personal workflow preferences. The process involves toggling switches in the…

This article explains the steps to enable or disable notifications for new emails and mentions the new Outlook app on Windows 11.

The new Outlook app in Windows 11 is a redesigned and updated version of the popular email and calendar management software. It has a modern user interface, and new features make it easier to stay on top of your emails and appointments.

The app has many features, including support for subscription managementemail forwardingsetting default From addressbacking up your mailboxchanging the reading paneopening a new window for a messagelanguage translationsturning text predictions on or offswitch primary accountsharing a calendar, changing language, date, and time formatpublic a calendarshow week numbers in Outlook calendardeleting your search historyexport your search historyadd or remove events from emails to your Calendarswitch to dark modelink previewsound alerts for notifications, turn on or off notifications when Outlook is closed, and more.

When you choose to receive notifications in Outlook, it also allows you to configure whether you want to be notified when a new email arrives or when you’re mentioned.

Enabling or disabling notifications for new emails and mentions in Outlook can help you manage your inbox more efficiently. Notifications can alert you to important emails or mentions so that you can respond promptly. On the other hand, disabling notifications can help you avoid distractions and stay focused on your work. It ultimately depends on your personal preferences and work habits.

Enable or disable notifications for new emails and mentions in Outlook

As mentioned, users can choose to be notified when a new email arrives or if they are mentioned in an email message.

Here’s how to enable or disable it.

First, open the Outlook app by clicking on its icon in the Start menu or searching for it in the taskbar search box.

Open Outlook app in Windows 11

Once Outlook is open, click on the Settings gear icon at the top right of the menu bar.

Outlook settings button in the app

In the Settings sidebar, click General to open a sub-menu, then select Notification to open the settings.

Outlook Genenal Notifications setitngs pane

Under the Notifications settings, look for the Notifications in Outlook section. You should now see a dropdown caret allowing you to enable or disable sounds for notifications.

(This assumes you have “Notification in Outlook” turned on.) If Notifications are not enabled, the settings below won’t have any effects.

If you are having issues with notifications, make sure Outlook notifications are enabled in your Windows Notification settingsWindows Focus settings are turned off, and Battery Saver is turned off to receive notifications.

Once Notification in Outlook is enabled, you can turn notifications for new emails and mentions on or off.

Select the “Mail” tile. Then, toggle the button switch to the Off position to disable notifications for new emails and mentions.

To enable notifications for new emails and mentions, toggle the switch button to the On position.

To turn on or off mentions in email separately, click on the “Mail” tile. Then, toggle the “Show in notifications pane” button under “Mentions” to the On or Off position.

Outlook Show in notification pane

You can exit the app when you’re done.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to enable or disable notifications for new emails and mentions on Windows 11. Please use the comments form below if you find errors or have something to add.

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