2003: Desktop alerts on IMAP messages?

Sometimes I think I'm dating an airhead, because
everytime I go out with Microsoft, she looks more
beautiful than ever, but at heart she's still a bubble-
gum chewing ditz.  So it is with Outlook 2003

My work email uses an IMAP server, but Outlook won't let
me get desktop alerts on my IMAP folder.  It says that it
can only do this for the default inbox (and I can't get
my IMAP folder to become the default inbox).  So, I've
been ignoring the default inbox and using the IMAP folder
without alerts.  I can change the freaking transparency
of the alerts, but I can't get them to pop up when IMAP
mail comes along.

Recently, I opened a free POP3 account to use when
purchasing things online (to decrease spam to my work
account).  Well, by default, the POP3 email (mostly spam)
is now directed to my previously unused default Inbox.

BRILLIANT!  Now, I can get desktop alerts on my SPAM but
not on my REAL MAIL.  Only Microsoft could come up with
such an idiotic set of rules.

Please, show me that my girl has substance, that she has
class, and that she's not just pretty at first glance.

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6/16/2004 12:10:34 AM
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>-----Original Message-----
>Sometimes I think I'm dating an airhead, because
>everytime I go out with Microsoft, she looks more
>beautiful than ever, but at heart she's still a bubble-
>gum chewing ditz.  So it is with Outlook 2003
>
>My work email uses an IMAP server, but Outlook won't let
>me get desktop alerts on my IMAP folder.  It says that it
>can only do this for the default inbox (and I can't get
>my IMAP folder to become the default inbox).  So, I've
>been ignoring the default inbox and using the IMAP folder
>without alerts.  I can change the freaking transparency
>of the alerts, but I can't get them to pop up when IMAP
>mail comes along.
>
>Recently, I opened a free POP3 account to use when
>purchasing things online (to decrease spam to my work
>account).  Well, by default, the POP3 email (mostly spam)
>is now directed to my previously unused default Inbox.
>
>BRILLIANT!  Now, I can get desktop alerts on my SPAM but
>not on my REAL MAIL.  Only Microsoft could come up with
>such an idiotic set of rules.
>
>Please, show me that my girl has substance, that she has
>class, and that she's not just pretty at first glance.
>.
>Hate to tell you this but she is very pretty at first
glance

 0
anonymous (74723)
6/16/2004 4:23:46 AM

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