February 15, 2022 / Lily Collins
Windows 10 Email Notifications Not Working – Here’s What You Need to Do
Windows 10 is the successor to Windows 8.1. Since its release, it has received mostly positive reviews. But, the built-in Mail app isn’t the most full-featured email client. It has its drawbacks and users do face numerous issues including Windows 10 email notifications not working.
Here’s what you need to do when Windows 10 email notifications not working on your PC.
To make sure you are notified every time there’s a new email message you receive, you need to turn it on first. Also, you need to ensure that the Mail app notifications are active (should be by default). The procedure to check whether the app notifications are active is as follows (in case, you have turned them off) –
- Go to the “Settings” app.
- From there, look for the “System” option and click on “Notifications & Actions”.
- Under the option “Notifications”, you need to be sure that “Show app notifications” is “On”.
- You will then have to scroll down for “Show notifications from these apps” and the Mail slider should have been turned “On”.
- Open the Mail app. Select the account that you want to turn the notifications on for. On the left-hand navigation panel (at the bottom of), click on the “Settings” cog.
- Now, you will see a Settings panel turning up from the right side.
- Before you scroll down to the section “Notifications”, select “Options”.
- The “Show in action center” slider will turn on by default. (This only lets notifications to appear in the slide-out Action Center panel).
The next thing that you should do is to check the box for “Show a notification banner”. Make sure banners come out in the lower-right corner of the screen. You should also check the box next to “Play a sound as well” so that you could hear the sound when a new notification arrives.
That’s it! Next time you get a notification, you will be notified with Windows 10 chime.
If you experience a situation like this –
“I have had this problem before but uninstalling and reinstalling the mail app fixed it but since creators update it doesn’t fix it.
Nothing works, removed account, reinstalled but nothing…”you may like to try out the following troubleshooting steps when your Windows 10 app notifications are not working the way they should.
- Let Calendar App Run in the Background: To allow the Calendar app run in the background, you need to –
- Press the “Start” menu and go to “Settings”.
- Click on the “Privacy” button in the “Setting” window.
- You need to then click on “Background apps”.
- Now, enable “Let apps run in the background”.
- Look for the option “Choose which apps can run in the background” and click on the same.
- You need to locate the “Mail and Calendar” app. After locating it, turn it “On”.
- Exit Settings.
- Consider Pinning Email Account to Start Menu:Another way you can turn the Mail app notifications on is by pinning the email account to the Start menu. The steps are as follows –
- Start the Mail app and right-click on the email account that you wish to get notifications.
- Once you find the same, select “Pin to Start”.
That’s it! You may repeat the steps for other email accounts (to turn on notifications)
If that didn’t work out, you are most welcome to get in touch with the technicians for help. The tech guys are amazingly talented, skilled, adroit, and experienced. They also offer a remote handle so that you don’t need to wait until an engineer turns up at your doorstep.
How to turn off/ Disable Windows 10 Email Notifications?
Getting annoyed and your work is hampered due to frequent email notification on Windows 10? You can turn it off using the following steps.
- On your computer, open the Mail app.
- Click on the “Settings” icon (in the lower left-hand corner of the window).
- Select the “Notifications” option. (You will have two options then.)
- Option 1: Select the account (you want to turn off notifications) and check the box next to “Show a notification banner”.
- Option 2: Slide (turn off) the toggle next to “Show notifications in the Action Center”.
- Next, you will have to open the Windows Settings app.
- Now, go to System. Click on “Notifications and actions” in the left-hand panel.
- You will need to scroll down to “Get notifications from these senders”.
- Toggle off “Mail and Calendar”.
That’s how you get to disable the email notifications if you are irritated.