Outlook 2003 Mail Notify Question

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by kcnychief, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

    Messages:
    16,948
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    I am using Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Professional Edition. I get spammed with all these e-mails from our support system, which I don't have to do anything with, but I still monitor them. I have a rule setup to dump them into a folder, and then mark them as read. Is there a way, I can not have them set off the little envelope in the system tray? I don't want to turn off the feature all together, but when a message gets marked as read, clear the icon so to speak.

    Does that make sense?
     
  2. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

    Messages:
    13,312
    Location:
    New York
    Have them filter into your Junk E-mail folder. That's what I do with emails from our mail gateway and Websense. Then I go through them and delete them.
     
  3. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

    Messages:
    16,948
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Well, that's not really the problem. I have them go into a folder already. I just don't want that pesky envelope to distract me for messages I don't give a poop about. Does it not appear for items going into the Junk Folder via a rule?
     
  4. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

    Messages:
    13,312
    Location:
    New York
    No, that's why I have it setup this way.
     
  5. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

    Messages:
    16,948
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    *runs off to test*
     
  6. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

    Messages:
    16,948
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    seems to be working, thanks & reps mm :)

    EDIT: have to spread around, I will and then come back to you ;)
     
  7. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

    Messages:
    13,312
    Location:
    New York
    Forget everyone else.

    Glad it works for you.
     
  8. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

    Messages:
    16,948
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Me too, that's a cool trick.

    Has it always worked that way, or is it new in Outlook 2003?
     
  9. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

    Messages:
    13,312
    Location:
    New York
    Outlook 2003 is the first version with the Junk E-mail folder.
     
    kcnychief likes this.
  10. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

    Messages:
    16,948
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    wow, I've used it for way too long I forgot about that :s

    *bows head in shame*
     
  11. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

    Messages:
    16,948
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    *rep given*
     
  12. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    I have a questiuon bout the mail notify sound.

    Haven't tested it recently but before I had to create a rule to play a sound when I get an email, simply setting the Mail Notification sound event in windows didnt want to do it.

    Any one else have this problem?
     
  13. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

    Messages:
    16,948
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    I've never, I always get the little audible notice when I get a message....

    However the Mail Notify within Windows should also do the trick, that doesn't work for you?
     
  14. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    It's the Mail Notify within Windows that didnt seem to work. Im going to disable the rule and give it a shot.