Outlook new message system tray icon not showing

Recently I had problem with my Outlook new message icon on taskbar.

The little envelope did not appear anymore when a new email arrived.

I had to check often Outlook for new emails.

The solution of the problem is easy:

Go to menu Tools.

Click on Options.



In new popup window Preferences tab /first/, click on E-mail options button.

A new dialog window is opened. Click on Advanced e-mail options… button.


outlook advanced e-mail options

outlook advanced e-mail options

Third dialog window is opened.

Find and check the checkbox ‘Show an envelope icon on system tray.’

outlook show envelope

outlook show envelope


Click OK.

Now everything is OK – the envelope appears as expected.