I heard from two readers who wanted to know if there was a way to receive a sound notification when they receive email.

“Is there a way you can have important email pop up in a notification set up? My family will send me something important they need me to do. and unless they actually call me or come see if I did whatever they ask, I never know because I am actually doing other things on the computer and not constantly scanning the emails. I click on the important symbol and star rating, but there is still no pop-up notification (hope this makes sense).”

“Years ago I had a computer that beeped when a new email arrived, is there any way to get my Windows 10 to do that? Thank you.”

My first thought is that if emails aren’t a great way to get in touch with you, perhaps your family should consider messaging instead. Most messaging apps do have a pop-up or alert of some type.

If you have your Windows Mail email client set up to receive messages, you can have Windows notify you when a new message arrives.

Start by typing notifications in the search box and clicking on the result.

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Scroll down to Mail and turn on the notifications.

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Click on Mail to see more options.  You can choose to have a banner pop up at the lower-right when new mail arrives. You can also turn on a sound to alert you.

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When you receive an email, a notification will pop up at the lower-right accompanied by a sound.

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