Outlook 2010: Receive Notification On Email With Attachment

Outlook 2010 includes a feature that alerts user on new mail, but sometime we ignore the notifications alert and miss out mails that contain important attachments. In this post we will create a simple rule that alert differently on receiving email with an attachment.

Launch Excel 2010, head over to Home tab, and click Manage Rules & Alerts from Rules drop-down button.

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You will reach Rules and Alerts dialog, select an account and click New Rule to apply rule on mail contains attachment.

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In Rules Wizard, we will start off with creating blank rule, click  Apply rule on messages I receive and hit Next.

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In this step, under Step 1 enable Which has an attachment option and click Next to continue.

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Now scroll down the list of actions, enable Display a Desktop Alert and Display a specific message in New Item Alert window options respectively as show in the screenshot below.

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Now from Step 2, click a specific message to write a message for item alert window, click OK and then Finish to end the wizard.

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It will bring you back to the Rules and Alert dialog showing new rule with a message alert window, click OK to apply the rule on mails with attachments.

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On receiving mail with an attachment, you will see message alert window with desktop alert notification.

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