Turn on (or off) sound when an email arrives in Outlook 2007

Are you really annoyed by the sound that Outlook makes when an email arrives in your (or more likely your colleagues) inbox.  Or do you need to know instantly when there is a new message addressed to you?

Whichever side of the fence you sit on, stuff the chime or sound email notification is a configurable feature of Outlook 2007.

To turn on or turn of audible email notifications in Outlook 2007:

1) Click on “Tools” in the menu”

2) Click on “Options”

3) Make sure you are on the “Preferences” tab

4) Click on “E-mail Options…”

5) Click on “Advanced E-Mail Options…”

6) About 1/3 of the way down the “Advanced E-mail Options” windows, here there is a section called “When new items arrive in my Inbox”.  Check (or uncheck) “Play a sound”

7) Click “OK” three times to close all the windows

‘till next time!
TNP 😉

Change the auto-save time for draft emails in Outlook 2007

Did you know that Outlook 2007 saves drafts of your emails as you type them?  This is great if you accidentally close the email window before sending, illness or start an email and then the power goes out.

By default Outlook will save a draft every three minutes.  But if you are paranoid about losing your work… or don’t care that much… you can change the timeframes in which the auto-save occurs.

To increase or decrease the auto-save time for draft emails in Outlook 2007:

1) Click “Options” from the menu

2) Make sure you are on the “Preferences” tab”

3) Click the “E-mail Options…” button

4) Click the “Advanced E-Mail Options…” button (about half way down the window)

5) Beside the first checkbox (“AutoSave items every:”) change the number to the number of minutes you would like the interval to be

6) Click OK 3 times to close all the windows

 

To find the drafts that Outlook saves, just take a look in your drafts folder

‘till next time!
TNP 😉