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Outlook on mobile: how to set up notifications | Email

Outlook offers several ways to set up email notifications on your phone. The Microsoft application, which is also compatible with Gmail, Yahoo Mail and other services, has priority alert settings and a Do Not Disturb mode. Both functions allow you to reduce the number of unnecessary warnings, avoiding interruptions at specific times defined by the user.

See in the tutorial, played on a Galaxy S8 with Android 8 Oreo, how to program notifications of messages received in the application.

See how to control Outlook notifications on your cell phone Photo: Paulo Alves / TechTudoSee how to control Outlook notifications on your cell phone Photo: Paulo Alves / TechTudo

See how to control Outlook notifications on your cell phone Photo: Paulo Alves / TechTudo

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Step 1. Access the Outlook side menu and tap the gear to open the settings. Then select Notifications.

Access the Outlook notifications menu Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesAccess the Outlook notifications menu Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Access the Outlook notifications menu Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 2. Tap Notifications to choose which types of emails are alerted in Outlook. By default, the application is configured to notify the user only when there are new messages in the Highlights priority box. Select the desired option to configure the alerts.

Enable notifications by importance Photo: Reproduction / Paulo AlvesEnable notifications by importance Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves

Enable notifications by importance Photo: Reproduction / Paulo Alves

In addition to controlling notifications for the importance of the message, Outlook also allows you to configure specific moments to silence the application.

Step 1. Open the side menu and touch the button with the bell icon at the top to open the options. In the first portion of the screen, it is possible to configure silencing in three ways: manually (until I deactivate), for an hour or until 8 am the next day.

Silence Outlook for a predetermined time Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesSilence Outlook for a predetermined time Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Silence Outlook for a predetermined time Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 2. Below, the option During events uses calendar appointments accepted via email in Outlook to silence the app during meetings and other important moments. The items During working hours and During weekends bring a set of specific times in which Outlook cannot issue notifications. In all three cases, the app will automatically disable and re-enable alerts.

Schedule No Disturb for important moments Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesSchedule No Disturb for important moments Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Schedule No Disturb for important moments Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Step 3. At any time, the user can cancel No Disturb to reestablish notifications. Tap the bell at the top of the side menu and select Hang up.

Reactivate Outlook notifications at any time Photo: Reproduo / Paulo AlvesReactivate Outlook notifications at any time Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

Reactivate Outlook notifications at any time Photo: Reproduo / Paulo Alves

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