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Everyday I have to receive an email xyz.

Is there any plugin for Outlook (or whatever) to get an alert if I don't receive the email?

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This is an old question but unless someone posts something soon I plan on developing this plugin at some point this year. I will try to post it here when done. –  Jeff Jun 9 '14 at 23:08

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If you set a filter to alert you when you receive a message, and possibly even move it to a special folder then you can also set a reminder to ask you, if you have received the email you need today. And you would have a visual indicator, if there is not an unread message.

OR depending on your outlook version, write a simple vba script to check that special folder for an unread message as a scheduled event. If there isn't one alert you.

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Assuming you get any new message on a regular basis, you could use rules to check that a "got mail from xyz" has been set in the past 24 hours. Otherwise, the only alternative I see is a custom Outlook add-in (or some VBA macros) that set a timer which goes off every 5 (or whatever) minutes.

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I don't know about plugins that do what you ask.

You could start with creating a rule. Hopefully the required email has something you can use to reliably identify it. For example: it always comes from a certain sender or it always has certain text in the subject line. The rule could move the email to a specific folder that you can watch for a new, unread message. There are other options for what to do that can be combined with moving the email.

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Ok, that changes the question in: "is there any plugin for Outlook (or whatever) to get an alert if some folder does not get a new message every day?"... ;-) –  Arjan Oct 17 '09 at 15:50
Yeah, there're filters to run when there's a new message. I wanna a filter (or something) to run if there's no new message. –  user14487 Oct 19 '09 at 14:34

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