Tweak Email Notifications to Your Liking on Windows. It’s Easy!

Akshata Shanbhag 07-12-2015

Customizing alerts for the Mail app on Windows 10 is straightforward. You can take care of it in just a couple of minutes.


Open up the app and click on the gear icon at the bottom right in the sidebar to open the fly-out Settings panel. Clicking on Options in this panel displays the settings for email accounts.

To customize alerts for an email account, select it from the dropdown at the top and scroll down to the Notifications section. There you’ll find the controls to turn notification banners, sounds, and Action Center updates for email on or off:


Want to tweak the default behavior for marking emails as read or to change how Mail looks? Go back to the Settings panel by clicking on the Back button next to Options. The Accounts, Personalization, and Reading sections there give you a few more useful controls.

Do you customize alerts for each email account? Or you do prefer to activate the quiet hours feature Here’s How You Can Set Quiet Hours on Windows Here's how to automatically turn off notifications according to a schedule on Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. Read More to silence notifications altogether?


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