Turn off desktop alerts in Outlook

By default, Outlook has the Desktop Alerts feature turned on - when you receive a new email, a little box appears in the lower right corner of your screen with the name of the sender, the subject, and the first 2 lines of the email. If you don't want these alerts to appear, you can turn them off.

 Outlook 2003 & 2007

  1. In Outlook, go to the Tools menu and select Options.
  2. On the Preferences tab, click E-mail Options.
  3. Click Advanced E-mail Options.
  4. Uncheck Display a New Mail Desktop Alert.
  5. Click OK 3 times to close all windows.