Outlook 2010 will not show notification envelope for IMAP accounts (which is a horrible bug IMO but that's the reality right now), are there any good add-ons that would "fix" this? I'm primarily after something that could add an envelope in the sys tray as Outlook 2007 used to do out of the box.


Emil Estanov has done one which works pretty well and its free!:



Have a look at this link:


  • This one looks good...+1 – studiohack Aug 17 '10 at 0:49
  • ... but it doesn't answer the question. I am not after a desktop alert but after some kind of permanent notification like Outlook can do for Exchange accounts. – Borek Bernard Aug 17 '10 at 10:08

Mail Alert provides this functionality although it's not free.


MS released a hotfix that fixes this bug:

Description of the Outlook 2010 hotfix package (outlook-x-none): April 26, 2011

Issues that this hotfix package fixes:

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  • When you use an IMAP account to log on to Outlook 2010, the envelope icon does not show in the notification area. Additionally, no sound is played when you receive an email message.
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via MSOutlook.info

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