For Outlook 2007, I would like to know how to automatically get notified of new e-mails of any of my inboxes, when they arrive.
I have already have my settings set up so that the inboxes are periodically checked (auto-receive), but even after that, I have to go click the '-' sign on my inboxes, in order to see new mail (in bold). There is no 'you have new mail' alert window (which is what I want). I even added each of my inbox folders to favorites. Not even that seems to help. Even a simple sound would be helpful.
Despite all this, normally when I get new mail, my favorite inboxes get bold marked. But now they don't. I had to unfold my inboxes so that my favorites turn bold. I don't understand.
What type of email account and which version of Windows? There are issues with IMAP accounts and new mail alerts and also with Windows 7 hiding the envelope icon.
Are new mail alerts turned on in Tools, Options, Email options, advanced options? The desktop alert is for the default inbox only - you would need to set up rules to display it for other inboxes (if you don't deliver everything to one inbox.)
I don't know of a way to create a rule for safe senders - you can use 'in an address book' condition but not 'on safe list'. Many people on the safe list are in the address book - but not all. You could export the list and import it into a safe sender contacts folders then select that address book.