Outlook 2010 – New mail Icon missing? June 22nd, 2010

Vinod Kumar

I have been using Outlook 2010 for a while and one of the interesting part of the new version while using with Win 7 is this interesting icon that gets set with “Large Icons” on the taskbar.


In the recent past, I suddenly did some changes to the settings in my usual play and suddenly found the icon never changed on the taskbar when a new mail arrived. I have been wanting to explore this and I got time today to crack this. What I did – well:

  • On the File tab, click Options.
  • Select Mail in the left navigation pane.
  • In the Message arrival section, click to select the Show an envelope icon in the taskbar check box.
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    Thatz it, my lovely icon was back :) … I see a lot of queries like these that come my way where the options are hidden. Hope this helps …

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    2 Responses to “Outlook 2010 – New mail Icon missing?”

    1. Joachim says:

      I have a similar problem.

      My envelope IS showing on the taskbar icon, however my taskbar icon itself has been lost and replaced by the windows 7 generic .png (or .bmp?). this is also true for the start menu and desktop icon. Everything else works fine., it’s just somewhat annoying. Is there any way to restore these?

      • Joachim says:

        Managed to work around the issue by removing all the outlook shortcuts and making a series of new ones from scratch. Going to shortcut properties didn’t work as change icon was greyed out.

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