Has this ever happened to you? You're projecting an activity on the screen while teaching and suddenly an email alert appears on the bottom right of the screen for all to see. It's no big deal if the email is about cookies in the lounge. Distracting, but harmless. But an email about a student could be not only embarrassing for the child but also in violation of his/her privacy. Side note: This reminds me, we shouldn't be including student names in email subject lines anyway!
So let's turn off that pop-up message and save everyone from potential mortification.
How to turn off Outlook email alert
- Open Outlook.
- Click on File, Options, Mail.
- Scroll down to the "Message arrival" section.
- Uncheck the box next to Display a Desktop Alert. Click OK to save it.
Now you can rely on the sound and/or the Outlook icon on your taskbar to notify you of emails received.