Outlook 2003 email alerts

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For those of you like me that are stuck with Outlook at work, here is a good tip. I am anal about how I handle email. I like to create a bunch of folders to organize incoming mail, and then create a bunch of filters to direct the traffic to the appropriate folders. This works fine in Outlook, but in version 2003, you don’t get a desktop alert for new messages that don’t stay in the inbox. I have found this is not true in all cases, but definitely most of my email doesn’t alert me anymore. At least until I found this fix. You basically create a rule that applies to all incoming email, and shows an alert. Why doesn’t it work this way by default? I dunno, but here’s how to fix it.