Outlook 2013 Email Alerts

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UPDATE #2 - Seems this problem is inherent in Outlook 2013 design - see http://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/newmailalert.htm
The "OutlookTools" App does not seem to work with Outlook 2013, but I did change the Registry Key as stated so that the Desktop Message stays up for 5 hours (long enough for me).
I would still like the Envelope Icon on the Task Bar for emails with Rules applied, if at all possible.
I also found this link useful and have implemented the changes. . . http://www.howto-outlook.com/howto/newmailalert.htm#allfoldersrule



UPDATE: This fix does not solve the problem . . . http://www.msoutlook.info/question/398
Right click Task Bar and under PROPERTIES / CUSTOMIZE I have checked the box which says "Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar."
But even if I uncheck this box and tell Outlook to show Icons and Notifications, it fails to show up if I have a RULE set in Outlook.

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In Outlook 2013, how do I keep the Play a Sound and Desktop Message and Email Alert icon in the Task Bar if I create a new RULE for incoming email?

With no RULE (Filter) in place, when I receive an email in Outlook 2013 I get all three of these. Fine.
These settings are made in FILE / OPTIONS / MAIL under "Message Arrival"

But if I make a RULE for incoming mail, e.g. to redirect it from the INBOX to another FOLDER, I still get a Desktop Message and Sound Alert, but the ENVELOPE ICON in the task bar is disabled.
I cannot see in any of the RULE options how to put back the ENVELOPE ICON.

The problem is that the Desktop Message only appears for a maximum of 30 seconds (set in Options), so if I'm away from the PC there is no way I know I've received an email unless I inspect the folders.

Is there some way to keep the ENVELOPE ICON together with a RULE?

Thanks,
Steve

 
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