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Windows 8.1 Mail App doesn't notify for folders

  1. #1


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1

    Windows 8.1 Mail App doesn't notify for folders


    Hi to everyone, this is an awesome community! I've an issue with my Windows 8.1 Mail app: I've organized in folders almost all of the emails I regularly receive, but I can see notifications only for those miscellaneous emails which are not organized in any of my folder (so, they simply appear in the Inbox). I followed every single tutorial for similar issues, but any of them worked; and yes, I've selected to show notifications for every email in the Account options of the Mail app, but nothing changes. So, I wonder how to fix this problem and I ask you to help me, please.

    Thank you for the attention.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Try this..

    Mail App Email Notifications - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

    Open the Mail app > Press + I

    Click image for larger version

    Select Accounts > Choose the Account you want to change

    Click image for larger version

    Under Show e-mail notifications > select All E-mail
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    Last edited by Brink; 02 Jan 2014 at 12:51. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  3. #3


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1


    Thank you, ectech, but as I said..
    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnananna View Post
    and yes, I've selected to show notifications for every email in the Account options of the Mail app, but nothing changes.
    I've already done it, but it doesn't work.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    The only other spot to enable notifications that I'm aware of is under Permissions.

    If that doesn't give you the results your looking for I'm out of ideas.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by ectech View Post
    The only other spot to enable notifications that I'm aware of is under Permissions.

    If that doesn't give you the results your looking for I'm out of ideas.
    Everything is ok under Permissions, and even under Notifications in the system options. I really don't know the reason why I have this issue, it is so since when I had Windows 8; I hoped it would have been resolved in Windows 8.1, but it still continues.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Are you using a Hotmail account?
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  7. #7


    I don't use the mail app. But does it, possibly, have the same as Live mail "Message rules"? Yuou could organise the move in there.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1


    I use a Live account. And yes, the folders are organized through rules.
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  9. #9


    So there is no misunderstanding. I am referring to the Windows essentials LIve mail application, not a live account
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  10. #10


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    So there is no misunderstanding. I am referring to the Windows essentials LIve mail application, not a live account
    I'm sorry but the first sentence was a reply to ectech, the second one to you. I don't use the Windows Essential Live mail, but the Mail App, and the folder organization works in a similar way, with "rules".
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