Software & Apps Windows How to Configure Outlook Email Notifications in Windows 10 Get those important Outlook email notifications in Windows 10 by Heinz Tschabitscher Writer A former freelance contributor who has reviewed hundreds of email programs and services since 1997. our editorial process Heinz Tschabitscher Updated on October 01, 2020 reviewed by Jon Fisher Lifewire Tech Review Board Member Jonathan Fisher is a CompTIA certified technologist with more than 6 years' experience writing for publications like TechNorms and Help Desk Geek. our review board Article reviewed on Mar 07, 2020 Jon Fisher Windows The Ultimate Laptop Buying Guide Tweet Share Email When a new email arrives, Outlook may or may not show you a notification. The Outlook notification banner doesn't display in Windows 10 when notifications are disabled or when Outlook is not included in the list of applications that can send notifications. If you want to receive a notification when a new email appears in your Outlook inbox, set up notifications in Windows 10. Don't like the default Outlook notification sound? You can change it Instructions in this article apply to Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013; and Outlook for Microsoft 365. Derek Abella / Lifewire Enable Outlook Email Notifications in Windows 10 To turn on notification banners for new messages in Outlook with Windows 10: In Windows 10, open the Start menu. Select Settings. Select the System category. Select Notifications & actions. Scroll down to the Get notifications from these senders section. Scroll to Outlook. Turn on the Outlook Notifications toggle. Select Outlook. Turn on the Show notification banners toggle. Close the Settings window. See Previous Notifications From Outlook To access new email notifications, go to the Windows taskbar and select the Notifications icon. The icon is white when there are unread notifications. Change How Long Notification Banners Stay Visible To configure the time for which notification banners like those for new emails in Outlook stay visible on-screen before sliding out of view: Open the Start menu. Choose Settings. Select the Ease of Access category. If you don't see the Ease of Access category, search for this category in the Settings Search box. Scroll to the Simplify and personalize Windows section. Select the Show notifications for dropdown arrow and choose the desired time for Windows to show notifications. Close the Settings window.