How to specify a Custom Message in the New Mail Alert

Outlook 365
You can configure Outlook to display a message of your choice when a new e-mail arrives.

Do the following:

   1.   On the Home tab, in the Move group, click Rules, and then click Manage Rules & Alerts...:

Rules in Outlook 2016

   2.   In the Rules and Alerts dialog box, click New Rule...:

New Rule in Outlook 2016

   3.   Outlook launches the Rules Wizard. In the section Stay Up To Date, in Step 1, select Display mail from someone in the New Item Alert Window:

Rules Wizard in Outlook 2016

   4.   In Step 2, click people or public group and enter the addresses that you want this particular alert to appear for. Then click the Next > button:

Rules Wizard Step 1 in Outlook 2016

   5.   Click a specific message and enter the text you want to appear in the Alert Message window, then click the OK button:

Rules Wizard Step 2 in Outlook 2016

   6.   Click the Finish button to save the new rule.

See also this tip in French: Comment spécifier un message personnalisé pour la notification du nouveau message.

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