Right after my Outlook upgraded to 2016 on Windows 8, I am no longer getting the New Email Alerts like I used to, while new emails successfully arrive in my Inbox folder.

Outlook itself is still configured to “Display a Desktop Alert” but it doesn’t show any more now.

Can I somehow get the old big alert and sound back when a new message arrives?

There is a fix for Windows 10, in which it says, "for some strange reason, Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2016 don’t always get all their notification methods enabled on Windows". But I didn't find a fix for Windows 8.

  • Have you tried repairing and/or reinstalling Outlook yet? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Aug 19 '16 at 19:02
  • To reinstall Outlook just for this misconfiguration is surely an overkill. Given that my Outlook is freshly installed, I highly doubt that reinstallation can do anything. Repairing? Yes, but how? – xpt Aug 20 '16 at 2:22
  • Some extra things to look at here including some cross application issues: msoutlook.info/question/855 – Sun Aug 22 '16 at 15:13
  • @Sun, I can accept that as the answer as my Outlook is "not listed as a Notification app", as covered in the article. – xpt Aug 23 '16 at 18:47

Ensure Outlook 2013's App Notification is enabled in Windows 8 settings. It is normal that Outlook 2013 is not enabled by default, but if Outlook 2013 is installed, it should show up on your App Notification list to enable.

Delayed or no New Mail Notifications for Outlook 2013 on Windows 8

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