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Outlook and the Windows 10 notification center


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Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Something has changed this year between Outlook 2016 (C2R builds only, probably) and the way notifications accrue in the notification center down on the lower-right part of the screen (not to be confused with "toast," which is working as expected).

It seems that Outlook messages stack up in notification center now until you go into the notification center to clear them. Acting upon these messages in Outlook no longer removes them from the notification center, as had always been the case before. Instead, the notification center count increments (it seems to go up to 21 and then stops, for some reason, but that's a side issue), and the latest batch of mail is always visible in notification center until cleared.

I know this happens with Win10 1709 + Monthly 1802 (Build 9029.2167), but it also happens with Insider versions of each. I believe it began even before 9029.2167.

Is it a design change or a bug? If it's a design change, what is the value in it? I've had weeks to think about this, and I still can't come up with a single reason why this would be a deliberate change. It's extremely annoying, since Outlook is essentially monopolizing the notification center--noticing worthwhile notifications is more difficult, since there's always a count down there.

Outlook version
Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
I believe it’s a bug. I thought mine cleared when I opened from there, but I will pay more attention to it. I don’t know which side gets the blame, but if you are an office insider, you can use the file, support link to report it to office.

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