|You need a program open that is routinely checking your mail for new messages. If you're using web mail, you could use a matching instant message program. For example, if using Yahoo mail, install and login to Yahoo Messenger, then keep it minimized to the notification area (area near the clock). What options were you referring to when you said they're okay?|
It works with Outlook open because outlook is setup to routinely check for new messages. Not all web mail systems support an application like this or POP3 protocol, which is used with Outlook.
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