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Creating a permanent new mail desktop alert in Outlook 2003

This setting lets you enter the length of time in milliseconds for stay of desktop alert on the screen by Outlook.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista
The default desktop alert setting inside Outlook is 30 seconds maximum but Outlook is able to keep the desktop alert for a much longer period of time, yet it displays only 30 seconds. This mail desktop alert only shows that the mail has been delivered to the Inbox and no other movement.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. If the subkeys “\11.0\Common\DesktopAlerts” is not present, create it as explained below. Then, create a DWORD value name “TimeOn”, if this value does not exist. Now, right-click and modify the value data box to give a decimal value between 0 and 4294964295. This value is in milliseconds. The hexadecimal value is fffff448.

Click “OK” and close the registry editor.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

The "New Mail Alert" for Outlook appears for long in the System Tray after the changes.

The "New Mail Alert" for Outlook disappears in a short while from the System Tray.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Second, go to the [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Common\DesktopAlerts\] key, right-click on the blank area in the right pane and click on "New > DWORD Value" to create a new DWORD value with the name "TimeOn".

Third, right-click on the 'TimeOn' DWORD value and click on "Modify".

Finally, enter the value you want in the range of 0-4294964295 in the text box and click on 'OK'.

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