In Windows 7, the new email notification that appears near the Windows taskbar (near running tasks section) contains an "X" that allows you to immediately delete an email message from the notification. In Windows 8, the notification still appears, but it no longer has the delete button.

Is there a registry setting, or an option from w/in Outlook that can enable deletions?

  • If my memory serves me correctly, its not windows 8 that changed this, but outlook 2013. – LPChip Apr 13 '15 at 20:52
  • I just checked and Outlook 2013 in Windows 7 still has it. – vol7ron Apr 13 '15 at 20:53
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    Have you seen superuser.com/questions/783985/…? – Lance Leonard Apr 13 '15 at 21:18
  • No I didn't and I did my due diligence in searching google and SO. It wasn't even a suggested question despite the similarity. Despite that, I don't see why this question received a downvote. – vol7ron Apr 13 '15 at 21:53
  • I have selected it as a duplicate — thank you, Lance and Karan. – vol7ron Apr 14 '15 at 2:18

It seems this has been removed in Outlook 2013, but I'm not sure that's accurate. My Outlook is listed as 2013 in the about dialog and still has this feature in Windows 7.

That said, this post mentions that the feature was dropped in 2013: https://channel9.msdn.com/coding4fun/blog/Bringing-some-Outlook-2010-features-into-2013-with-the-add-in

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