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How to make Outlook email notification show in the unhidden notification area in system tray?

The envelope shows up in the notification area when I maximize it but that's a problem if I get an email and I am not at the computer at the time. I need the envelope to show at all times. I am using Windows 7.

How to make the envelope icon visible all the time? If there's an add-on or third party thingy, that's fine.

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Click the arrow to expand the hidden System Tray icons:

Arrow

Click "Customize" link.

Scroll down and find the Envelope, and set it's option to "Show icon and notifications":

Setting

The envelope only shows up when Outlook is open, and you got a new mail item. As soon as you read any of the new messages the envelope goes away.

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