How to turn on or off Email Notifications of Mail app in Windows 10

Windows 10 comes with many changes and different settings. The email notifications for the Mail app was turned off by default for some strange reason on my installation. You might see a notification in the Notification & Action Center, but you might not get an alert for every new email. You can however customize and set the email notifications and other alerts, as per your preferences and get an alert for every email you receive in your inbox. You can also set the mail notifications and action alerts for any particular email account or for your multiple accounts.

In this post we will learn about the customization settings of your email notifications in Windows 10 Mail app.

Turn off or on Windows 10 Mail app Email Notifications

Type Mail in the search box and go to the Mail Windows Store App. Go to Settings while keeping the Mail app open.

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The Settings here allows you to add a new mail account, add or edit the background picture, adjust the Reading settings, access the trust centre and to leave a feedback.

Turn on Windows 10 Mail app Email Notifications

To customize and set the notification alerts for your email account, you need to click on Options. The dropdown menu in the top will show you your email accounts and you can select the one you want to customize the notifications for. Mail app notifications 3

Select the Account and scroll down to get the Notification Settings. Here you can turn the notifications ON for every mail you receive. If you want to get the older big banner alert for your emails with a sound alert, check the boxes shown in the Notification settings. The options are: Show notifications in action centerShow a notification banner, Play a sound.

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These settings will let you get an alert every time you get an email message.

Once you check all your email notifications in Windows 10 Notification and Action Centre, you can delete them right away by clicking the X button appearing next to the notification. You can adjust the settings for all your email accounts in the same way.

Hope this helps.

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  1. Andrey

    After I upgrade to Windows 10, I received all notifications of private messages sent to me on the Facebook app in Action Center. After installing the first cumulative update via Windows Update, it stopped working. Any idea?

  2. Axolotl

    Sorry, Windows 10’s mail app doesn’t notify me, even with proper settings. It used to, in the Action Center, but it stopped.

  3. Luke Hunter

    Im having the same problem Email used to notify with a note & sound in the activation center, then just a note. Now not even that. Weird. All settings are on and correct as far as I know! Any ideas?

  4. Mark Richardson

    mine is set as directed but no notifications and nothing in action centre

  5. RadioUranus

    I have the opposite problem. I originally had the same problem as others have identified, with notifications on for all accounts, but got notified only SOME of the time, so I reverted to the very reliable Checker Plus for Gmai and turned OFF all notifications in Windows Mail, not wanting to receive notifications from BOTH for each email — but now the setting won’t stay OFF! Each time I set it to off and close Windows Mail, when I open it again, the settings have jumped back to ON!

  6. Stian Hansen

    The people at Microsoft are incompetent. It shows in evrything they do. While the competition is inventing improvements – Microsoft are great at inventing problems you did not have before.

  7. JAYRON1

    I have several computers,so I do not need the same emails coming to all of my computers.Is it possible to turn off a couple of my computers and still receive emails on my main computer ? I am running Windows 10,with Live Mail 12.Thank you.

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