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.

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Scroll down to View all Outlook settings.

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Click General. Then choose Notifications.

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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.

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Scroll down to Desktop notifications. Slide the bar next to Send me browser notifications to the on position.

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You’ll receive a pop-up notification at the lower right of your screen when new messages come in.