I like Office 365 except few things and email notification sound is one of them. In Office 365 we receive email notification sound even if we are not using OWA but logged on to other Office 365 products like Office 365 Sites/Yammer etc.
I prefer less distractions and have turned off the notifications in my desktop Outlook client. I am currently working on multiple Office 365 sites (SharePoint online) projects and every time I log in to a client’s site, the email notification sound really annoys me.
If you are like me and would like to turn off the sound notifications, you can use the following steps as of August 2015. The reason, I mentioned “as of August 2015” because as the Product evolves, the option/settings page may change in near future.
Go to Office 365 OWA https://outlook.office365.com/owa/ and sign in with your account and password.
In the top right corner click on “Gear Icon” and then “Office 365 settings”.
Click on “Notifications”.
Uncheck “New mail” and “New mail sound” and click “Save”. “New mail” option shows the email notification in the top right-hand corner of the screen. I prefer to uncheck that box as well. J
- You are all set.