Email alert

britboy

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One of my brothers has asked me for some help, and got me stumped. I'm hoping someone here will have an answer :)

Is there a plug-in (or alternative) available for outlook express, whereby when you receive an email you get an alert on screen (something like one of those american letter boxes with the flag on top), and it says 'you have email'? Phew, that was a long sentance.... Anyway, i've always thought that those things were just something cute you saw in films, but was never actually implemented in the real world. So far i haven't found anything like this. Is there something out there in the big wide w3?

Now the bad news: it's for a wintel! yes, i know this forum is for mac help/question, but it doesn't exactly fit anywhere else either!

Can anyone help?
Thanks
 

Hemingray

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Ha ha haaa!
No plugins required. Just go into Tools menu, select Rules.

Create a new rule and look at the picture below to set it up.

(You can make the alert say anything you want, click on the Display Message button.)

Hope that helps. :)
 

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Hemingray

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Ha ha haaa!
Ah, I just read the last line of your post... it's for a wintel. I feel for your brother, man! ;)

Outlook Express for PC is similar in some ways... so I would suspect it would be nearly the same procedure. But no guarantees! Sorry about that.
 

britboy

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he he, i always told him he should get a mac :)

Thanks anyway hemingray. I found some comercial solutions, but have no idea how well/badly they work. I suppose that's for him to find out, and me to not have to worry about :p