Microsoft Outlook 2010 notifications not working (sound and envelope icon not working) [SOLVED]

I am running Windows 7 with Outlook 2010 and I noticed that when I received emails, I did not get a notification sound and the little envelope notification in the bottom right did not appear.

To fix this, I updated my "Notification Area Icons" settings.

1. Open Microsoft Outlook

2. Update "Notification Area Icons" settings. You can get to this menu by clicking on the double arrows to the left of your notification icons (bottom right corner of screen) and click on the "Customize..." link. Or you can find "Notification Area Icons" within the Control Panel.

3. You will see a list of programs, there will be 2 Icons for Microsoft Office. One will say Microsoft Outlook under it, and the other will say You have new unread e-mail messages under it. For the one that says Microsoft Outlook under it, I set this to "Show Icon and notifications", for the other icon I set this to "Only show notifications".

4. Click "OK" to save your changes.

Thats how I fixed it, hope it helps others.

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