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

How to Turn Email Notifications On or Off for Mail App in Windows 8 and 8.1

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Toast notifications in Windows 8 are balloon type notifications that appear as a themed bar in the upper right corner of your main display to allow a Store app to communicate with the user whether the user is in another app, on the Start screen, on the desktop, or on the lock screen.

This tutorial will show you how to turn email notifications on or off for specific accounts in your Mail app in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.


EXAMPLE: Email Notification for Mail app
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Here's How:

1. Open the Mail app from your Start screen. (see screenshot below)
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2. While in the Mail app, open the Charms bar, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)
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3. In the Settings flyout, click/tap on Accounts. (see screenshot below)
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4. Click/tap on an added email account that you want to turn email notifications on or off for. (see screenshot below)
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5. Do step 6 or 7 below for what you would like to do.


6. To Turn On Email Notifications for this Email Account in Mail app

Note   Note
If these options are grayed out, then it means that you will need to turn on toast notifications for the Mail app before you will be able to change this setting.


A) In Windows 8 and Windows RT, move the slider under "Show email notifications for this account" to the right to turn it on, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below)​
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B) In Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1, click/tap on the drop down menu under "Show email notifications", select to get notifications for either All email or Email from favorites, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below)​
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7. To Turn Off Email Notifications for this Email Account in Mail app
A) In Windows 8 and Windows RT, move the slider under "Show email notifications for this account" to the left to turn it off, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below)​
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B) In Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1, click/tap on the drop down menu under "Show email notifications", select Never, and go to step 8 below. (see screenshot below step 6B)​

8. If you would like to turn on or off another account's email notifications, then click/tap on the back arrow button, and go to step 4 above. (see screenshot below)
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9. When finished, click/tap anywhere in the Mail app to close the accounts settings flyout.

10. You can now close the Mail app if you like.

11. If you turned on email notifications, then double check to make sure that you have a sound set for both the Desktop Mail Notification and New Mail Notification events below.
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That's it,
Shawn


 

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Helpful! :)
 

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Thanks Shawn, was looking for a way to do this!! ...from now on i will check out the tutorials first!!! ..Len
 

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I don't have the fly out in step three. Only PC Settings with User Accounts only. Or am I doing something wrong?
 

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Hello Bill,

Do you have the Mail app open when you open the Settings charm?

If so, please post a screenshot showing what you see instead to see what the issue may be. :)
 

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Brink,
When I click on the mail app I get a blue screen with a large envelope. It only is on for a couple of seconds, not enough time to goto settings, Then this screen comes up requesting that I log into a MS account.

Bill

PS: Disregard #3. My mistake.,
 

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Bink,
I am going to out this off for a few days or hours. Everywhere I go it seems that I am asked for my MS credenrial;s I have not needed them since W7 days so I forgot them.
What can I do to retrieve the credentials? Who do I talk to at MS? I think it might be wise to use the same credentials on this new machine, even if I have to change the user name and PW for MS logon. What do you think?

Bill
 

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Thanks! This helped a lot! Do you by chance know how to set the default "mail: to" account?
 

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Hello Daxter,

I'm glad it could help.

You can create a shortcut using the target location below to open your default email program with a specified recipient in the "To:" field.

mailto:Email@address

For example: mailto:joeblow@outlook.com
 

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