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You don't have to. The notification pushes an envelope in your system tray. Just like how notifications work on every phone OS for the last 20 years. I find it hard to believe that these same people require two screens for every phone they've owned: one for gaming/music/whatever and the other just for text messages/emails.

I don't always read every email as it comes in. I leave them in unread status so that I know to handle it later. Because of that, the notification icon is always sitting there and not particularly useful.
But that is just my 'default' use for the third screen, if it's not currently needed for anything else. I do often put debuggers there, or whatever else is needed when the first two are occupied. Point is, I've always got something on all three. So 3 is handy to have, . I don't think I could come up with a frequent legitimate use for 4 though.

Also, I don't think any of those people are doing hardcore dev work on their phone... So you're right, no need for two screens there.
Edited by wedge - 2/12/13 at 1:11pm
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Who pays attention to notifications when writing beautiful prose in their favourite language?

Haha, this.
    
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I don't always read every email as it comes in. I leave them in unread status so that I know to handle it later. Because of that, the notification icon is always sitting there and not particularly useful.
So do what I do. Mark the item as read then unread.

Though these days I don't even have notifications turned on. I'll check the mail when I'm ready for the interruption rather than force the distraction onto me.
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So do what I do. Mark the item as read then unread.

Though these days I don't even have notifications turned on. I'll check the mail when I'm ready for the interruption rather than force the distraction onto me.

To each their own smile.gif
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You don't have to. The notification pushes an envelope in your system tray.

Given how reliably this actually works I don't trust it. If I can see the email I know I've got one. FWIW I don't actually dedicate a screen to Outlook though. I only have two and with 20 windows open I can't really afford to have Outlook use one of them.
    
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Given how reliably this actually works I don't trust it. If I can see the email I know I've got one.
It is reliable. If the envelope isn't working properly then Outlook isn't receiving emails properly so seeing Outlook wouldn't make any difference.
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It is reliable. If the envelope isn't working properly then Outlook isn't receiving emails properly so seeing Outlook wouldn't make any difference.

No, the problem is that Outlook (at least 2007, I can't speak for later versions) is unable to handle things when you are using both the desktop and web applications. Quite often the problem is not so much that the envelope is missing, but that it is showing unread email when there is none.
    
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No, the problem is that Outlook (at least 2007, I can't speak for later versions) is unable to handle things when you are using both the desktop and web applications. Quite often the problem is not so much that the envelope is missing, but that it is showing unread email when there is none.

Indeed, this pisses me off too. The envelope is never missing for me either - but its there when more than one device syncs against the same mailbox (it is more prevalent with Exchange accounts) and there is no unread mail, which is exactly what you describe. I wish they'd fix it. Its still happening in 2013 for the record.
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Indeed, this pisses me off too. The envelope is never missing for me either - but its there when more than one device syncs against the same mailbox (it is more prevalent with Exchange accounts) and there is no unread mail, which is exactly what you describe. I wish they'd fix it.

The only way to get rid of it is, curiously enough, to mark an email as unread. Then you have unread email even though it indicates that you don't!
    
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