How to Turn Off New Message Alerts in Microsoft Outlook 2016 or 365

Outlook can trigger several types of alerts when you get a new message. You might see a taskbar notification, notice a message icon in your system tray, hear a sound, or even see your pointer change briefly to an email message icon. Here’s how to disable them all.

If you’re working on a busy project, sharing your screen for a video conference, or simply don’t want to be alerted every time John from Accounting sends another all-team email message, you might want to turn off your desktop alerts—or at least be more selective about which types of alerts appear. Several of these alert types are enabled automatically in Microsoft Outlook, so you’ll have to turn them off manually.

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