A user had two questions about the new Outlook app for Windows:
How to enable new Outlook for Windows to run automatically when rebooting the computer and receive notifications when new Outlook is closed.
Fixing the start-up problem is easy: create a shortcut and put it in start-up folder. Note: As updates are installed for new Outlook, you may need to update the shortcut.
To create the shortcut in Windows 11:
- Open file Explorer.
- Go to C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\Microsoft.OutlookForWindows_1.2023.1114.100_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
- Find olk.exe and right click > Create Shortcut (will probably need to Show more options first).
- Windows will ask if you want to create on desktop. Say Yes.
To create the shortcut in Windows 10
- Pin the new Outlook icon to the Start. (It may already be pinned to the start menu).
- Drag the shortcut from the Start menu to the desktop.
- Copy the desktop shortcut to the clipboard. (Select it, Ctrl + C to copy or right-click and copy.
- Next, open File Explorer and type shell:startup in the address bar and press Enter. This opens C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup. This folder contains some apps that load when Windows starts.
- Paste the shortcut in the folder.
On my computer, new Outlook is the last app loaded after rebooting.
Notifications are a bigger problem. New Outlook needs to be running to sync mail and get notifications. But you can hide the app when it's minimized so it's out of the way.
You can leave Feedback and suggestions for the new Outlook app at
Outlook feedback portal