At times even if I am not received any new email in my Inbox, a red dot mark appears as notification in the tab (IE & other Browser's Tab) - which is very irritating while I'm engaged with some other work on other tab.
Also the count of recently received unread mails in Inbox doesn't go away even after I have read all the unread emails, until I refresh the page.
Could you Please fix these two irritating errors, to enhance user experience in Outlook Beta ?
Thanks for looking into my request.
On the Outlook/Hotmail tab at the top of my window (using Chrome), there is a red dot that appears when I have a new email.
Right now, the red dot appears anytime I have a new email -- even JUNK email. I'd like to change the settings so that that dot only appears when I have a new email to my Inbox, NOT Junk email.
Is there a way to make that change, so that the dot only appears for new mail to my Inbox?
I get a lot of "false positive" red dots on my Outlook tab. Firefox
Found a solution for Chrome. Seems to work.
Go to the tab at the top. Right click. Choose "mute site."
Did that several weeks ago - haven't seen the red dot since.
Hi there, I had the same problem. I was using chrome as my browser and would always see those annoying red dots in my outlook tab. It reminded me of my old blackBerry phone which I had to get ride of. In short my gut instinct is that Outlook doesn't want to get ride of the red dots because it keeps the user looking at their webpage and therefor is more likely to keep users engaged.
The work around to do to get ride of the red dot is to add "tab modifier" to Chrome which will allow you to remove the default outlook tab design to something more generic of your choice.
I get a lot of false positives on my firefox tab; red dot, but no mail.
This problem has been notified a year and half ago and it's not fixed. What's going on?
Annelie Beuing commented
I'm frequently being shown a red dot, indicating there is a new email waiting, while there is none, not even junk mail. Get this fixed, please.
Or just allow users to disable this dot 'feature'. I prefer just checking my inbox on a schedule (once an hour, or every 2 hrs) rather be tempted to check for something that *may or may not* accurately indicate something worth checking.
Fix Your Damn Shit commented
Microsoft apparently doesn't give a **** about this issue. Here's other threads expressing the same problem:
Obviously this concern goes directly into the suggestion box that has a shredder in it. It's not a big deal for those who can do something about it, so it ain't getting addressed.
Balint Szabo commented
As of 2019 August 23, the problem is still present. Even if I don't have any "unread" junk email, it still appears without any new emails. This is very sad, and would definitely scare me away of buying any "business" package when a so simple bug is not fixed for so long. Who knows what bigger issues there might be if a simple one is so abandoned.
Stop indicating that I have a new email when I do not
Sid Maris commented
As Bill Gates would say "It's just a red dot I stole along with windows and countless ideas of others... don't worry about it" !!
John B commented
Looks like they are not interested in fixing this issue
It's July 7, 2019 and I thought I was losing it until I asked Google about the little red dot on my Outlook email tab. It's comforting to know that it's not just me that it's happening to and it also ****** me off that so many others are experiencing something that you would think is easily fixed.
After scanning all the posts dating back over a year and noting the same complaint about the irritating notification on incoming mail that doesn't exist, it shows that the issue has been around a long time and nothing has been done about it. Speaking for myself and all the others who have voiced their annoyance, is it too much to ask that the errors be addressed and fixed once and for all?
When I have various tabs on my browser, Hotmail will place a red dot on the tab so as to show that I have a new message. This is good. But it is EXTREMELY ANNOYING when Hotmail puts the red - you have a new message- dot on the tab WHEN I DON'T HAVE A MESSAGE!!! This forces me to stop working and attend to the FALSE alert. WHY do you guys DO THIS!??? Here's an idea... Only put a red dot on the tab WHEN A NEW MESSAGE COMES!!
******** outlook.com, stop showing a New Mail favicon when there is no new mail!!! ********!!!!
Right Click the little red dot and hit "reload". It worked for me. Good luck.
Bruce Bigelow commented
The Red Dot indicating new mail keeps appearing in my browser tab when I do not have new mail. Very, very annoying. Please stop this.
Yep, same problem here. I am not going to insult MS because I don't think that is the way to go. I understand the irritation in people and I have experienced it too at times, but I'm not coming from that in this moment.
It would be great to find out why this occurs - or to have it addressed.
I get the red dot in MS Edge browser when there are no new emails. I see it from another tab I am looking at.
However, when I click on the tab to check, the red dot then disappears.
Aside from this, the service is fantastic and I appreciate having a free email address with outlook, it's great!
Thank you for your consideration.