Here are best free Outlook.com notifier software for Windows. These Outlook.com notifier software checks your Outlook.com account for new email and notifies you via desktop notifications, showing sender name, subject, and the first line of the message (in some cases). I have also added a Chrome extension in this list, which can notify you about any new mail in your Outlook.com and other email accounts.
These Outlook.com notifiers are really handy as you don’t need to keep Outlook.com open to get notifications of new email.
Now, let’s explore each Outlook.com notifier software in details.
Best Outlook.com Notifier Software: Gmail Notifier Pro
Gmail Notifier Pro is one of the best email notifier I found to get notifications of new Outlook.com emails. Though it is a pro software, but you can use it for personal use for free with a limit of adding up to 2 email accounts. The notification popup that it shows on the desktop shows the name of the account for which the email has arrived, the subject of the mail and the first line of the message. Additionally, in the notification popup, you can navigate to all other unread mails using navigation buttons. And the best part is that, you can also customize the look and feel of the notification popup by changing the theme, position and, adding a background image. If you wish to play a sound for the notification, then you can do it by assigning a WAV file.
It’s pretty easy to get started with this Outlook.com notifier. Download it from the link given above, and install it. Then, you have to configure it for the first time by adding your Outlook.com account in it. After that whenever a new email is detected by it, you will see the notification for that on your desktop. Also, it shows the number of unread mails on its icon in the System tray. You can see the below screenshot of the Gmail Notifier Pro.
So, in this way Gmail Notifier Pro gets you out of the trouble of checking your mailbox multiple times a day. Using this lightweight email notifier software, you can get notifications from Gmail, Yahoo, Microsoft Exchange, and of course, Outlook.com.
A Simple Outlook.com Notifier Software: Howard
Howard is another free Outlook.com notifier software for Windows. It’s a cross-platform email notifier and available for Mac, Linux, and Windows. It notifies you about every new email that arrives in the mailbox that you have added in it. And when you click on the notification, it opens the browser window or any installed email client on your PC set by you. You can add multiple email accounts such as Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, Zoho, Mail.ru, Yandex, Outlook.com, Facebook, Twitter, and many others. And after you have configured it, it keeps running in the system tray. You can also see its detailed review here.
It’s pretty easy to download and use Howard. After installing it, add your Outlook.com account in it. After that you can always see the notifications for new incoming emails. If you want to change the tray icon, then you can easily do that it is useful in recognizing which email account has received a new email. Also, you can always see the number of unread mails on its system tray icon. However, here it does not let you customize the appearance of the notification popup, but you can configure various parameters such as email check interval, duration to set how long the notification will be displayed, and you can choose to play a sound file (WAV) when it receives a new email.
So, that was the case with Howard Outlook.com notifier. It’s a pretty simple software that can notify you about any new email in your Outlook.com account. And what I really like about it is that it can also push desktop notifications for several Social Networking sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. So, if you like to have notifications for Outlook.com and other mails and social sites, then you can give this freeware a try.
Free Outlook.com Notifier Chrome Extension: X-notifier
Apart from using various Outlook.com notifier software, I have found a Chrome extension that can push desktop notifications whenever a new mail comes in your Outlook.com account. If you wish, you can opt to make the notifier stay on your screen. And you can add multiple mail accounts also, for which you want to get notified. And the best part is that, you can also directly navigate to your Outlook.com account by clicking on the notification popup without sign in.
Using X-notifier is quite easy, just add it to the Chrome using the link given above. After that, configure it using the Options menu of this extension. In the Options, you can configure various aspects such as, time interval to check for new email on Outlook.com, auto hide the notifier, play sound for new incoming mail, automatically open the webmail page, and Import-Export the account details to a password protected file. You can see the below screenshot showing the X-notifier in action.
So, in this way you can use X-notifier to get notified about a new mail in your Outlook.com mailbox. However, this Chrome Extension will not work when you have closed the browser, but it can work when you have minimized it to the system tray. If you want a multiple mail notifier for Chrome browser, then you may give it a try.
These were some pretty awesome Outlook.com notifier software and extension. Using any of these you can get notified whenever a new email arrives in your Outlook.com account. In some of the above software, you can also customize the look and feel of the notification popup. Download any of them and give a try. And do let me know if you know some other freeware out there to do the same.