Working with Mail
You can set Outlook to notify you when new mail arrives. You can even set Outlook to play a sound and change the appearance of the mouse cursor. Here�s how:
Select Options from the Tools menu. Select the Preferences tab. Click E-mail Options. On the E-mail options dialog box, click the check box that says Display a notification message when new mail arrives.
To set a sound or change the mouse cursor, click the Advanced E-mail Options button. On the Advanced E-mail Options dialog box, click the check box that says Play a sound, and the one that says Briefly change the mouse cursor. Then click OK as many times as is necessary to close all dialog boxes.