Is there a way to get microsoft outlook to alert my phone when I get an email? I do not want to receive the entire email. The subject line would probably be fine.
The reason I cannot have my phone download the message itself or use a standard phone app is security-policy related, and I have no control over it. I cannot have the message be on any unsecured computer, device, or server; I am only hoping to have a notification that I need to check my messages so that I can get to a secure device.
Attempts that did not work:
- If I go to
WebApp -> All Options -> Phone -> Text MessagingI can get the option to forward a whole email, as a text, to my phone. This is close to what I want. If there were a way to limit the number of characters sent (it already uses some character limit), then I could work with this
Outlook Desktop 2013 (Windows 7) -> Manage Rulesthere are a lot of rules options, but none seem right. One even says "Send an alert to my mobile device when I get messages", but following the dialogue it doesn't actually do that (it forwards the whole message).
Outlook Desktop 2013 -> Manage Rulesthere is an option to deploy a script, but this will only run if Outlook is open on my local computer. This isn't ideal, and would involve writing a script of my own, which is a shame given that the built-in features seem pretty promising
- I am not able to access anything server side, to set up scripts.
This official MS article looks promising, but when you scroll down to enabling the feature it lists two options
To use text messaging in Outlook with an existing phone requires an Exchange Server 2010 account and a Windows phone running Windows Mobile 6.5 or later with a data plan.
I don't have a windows phone.
"Third-party text messaging (SMS) service"
This sounds good, but under
Home->New ItemsI don't see any option named "Text Message (SMS)," like they point to. Making this option appear might solve the problem
This official MS article is called "Turn on text messaging notifications", but it's not notifications, it's forwarding (as in the bullets above).
This official MS article says there's no such thing, directly contradicting the above articles.
A lot of articles like this one sound like what I want but re-hash the forwarding methods without saying how to turn them into notifications.
But aren't the texts already notifications?
No. For security reasons, the content of the message cannot be sent via text. The subject line might be okay. A notification "hey check your mail" would be perfect.