How to Turn On New Mail Notification Banner & Sound In Windows 10


Mail app in Windows 10 is one of the best pre-installed apps present. Microsoft has been updating it consistently to add new features and improve performance.

With default settings, Windows 10 Mail app will send out desktop notification and also play a sound whenever you will receive a new mail.  The desktop notification appears at the lower right-corner of the desktop and automatically disappears after a few seconds.

However if you are not getting the desktop notification or hearing a sound for new mails, then read on the given instructions to turn on or off new mails notification in Windows 10.

Please note that this method is applicable only if you’ve added one or more email accounts to the Mail app in Windows 10.

Turn on notifications for the Mail app in Settings app

Windows 10 will not display new mail notification if notifications are disabled for the Mail app. So it’s important to make sure that notifications are allowed for the Mail app in Settings before turning on new mail notification in Mail app settings.

Step 1: Navigate to Settings app > System > Notifications & actions.

Step 2: Under Notifications section, make sure that Get notifications from apps and other senders option is turned on.


Step 3: Next, under Get notifications from these senders section, make sure that notifications are turned on for Mail app.


Turn on/off new mail notification banner or sound or both in Mail settings

Step 1: Open the Mail app. Click the Settings icon to see Settings pane.


Step 2: Click on Notifications to see notification settings.


Step 3: Check the box labeled Show a notification banner to enable new mail notification banner. Likewise, if you wish to hear a sound when there is a new mail in the inbox, check Play a sound option.


As you can see in the picture above, you can enable new mail notification banner or sound for specific email accounts or all accounts. And if you don’t like to see new mails in Action Center, uncheck the option labeled Show notifications in the Action Center.