How to customize the desktop alert

You can modify the properties (like transparency, duration the notification is visible, etc) of the "notify" box in Outlook. To make these changes, follow these steps:

  1. Open Outlook and sign in.
  2. Click the File tab
  3. Click Options
  4. Click Mail.
  5. There are a few properties under the "Message arrival" heading that you can play with.
  6. To modify the transparency and duration of the Desktop Alert click the "Desktop Alert Settings..." button.
  7. Click preview to see any changes immediately. At that point, you can also move the alert around on your screen to a different location if desired.


Last Updated: July 28, 2017