Would you like to receive desktop notifications when you get a new email message in Outlook.com? Let me show you how it’s done.
Start by opening up your Outlook.com inbox. (This is also your inbox if you have a Hotmail address.) Click the gear icon at the top right of your inbox.
Scroll down to View all Outlook settings.
Click General. Then choose Notifications.
Tick the box next to Play a sound when a message arrives and you’ll receive an audio notification when a message comes in while you have the inbox open.
Scroll down to Desktop notifications. Slide the bar next to Send me browser notifications to the on position.
You’ll receive a pop-up notification at the lower right of your screen when new messages come in.