Monday, January 31, 2011

How to Change Your Notification Options for New Lotus Notes Mail in version 8.x

Don't worry, I'm not patronizing you (my readers), I just decided to re-document this for one of our internal users and thought you might want to be able to use it in your own user documentation.

Some people who don't get a lot of mail, like to be notified when such an event occurs.

Notification can be;
  • via a sound
  • via a pop-up box
  • via the system tray (where the computer clock is)

The pop up box looks like this;

Other people, who like myself, get too much mail would rather not be notified. The aim of this document is to tell you how (and where) to turn these options on and off.

To change your settings from the Notes 8.x client;

  1. On the Menu, click File, then Preferences...
  2. On the left hand side, click on the little plus sign to the left of Mail to expand the options.
  3. Click on the option marked Sending and Receiving.
  4. In the middle section, under receiving, you can control your notifications.
  5. If you untick the box marked [_] Display a popup alert, you will stop those annoying (for some people) pop up boxes.
  6. If you don't like having your computer make a noise when mail is received, you might also want to disable the option above it - or browse to find a quieter noise.
  7. Click OK to save your changed preferences.


Divesh said...

Thanks. was looking for this .. :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much, i was looking for this

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot!!


Anonymous said...

Huge help, that damn noise was driving me crazy. Lotus notes is junk.

Anonymous said...

thank you !!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for letting me turn off the sound ... And I agree Lotus Notes is pure garbage ...

Anonymous said...

Why do you suppose IBM bought Lotus Notes?

Anonymous said...

Thanks, this is a perfect quick tutorial and helped me out! :-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks so Much!!! =D finally sttoped the annoying alert!!!! =D Thanks

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