Gmail alerts only pop up when opening Mail app

I have added my Gmail account to the Windows Mail app.

For some reason, the incoming Gmail mail alerts that appear in the lower right corner only pop up when I open the Mail app itself, which defeats the purpose of notifying me.
This issue is not present with my Hotmail account that I've also added to the Mail app. This Gmail issue was not present on Windows 10.

- Re-adding the Gmail account and reinstalling the Mail app did not resolve this. 
- POP and IMAP are already turned ON in the Gmail browser settings

Is someone else having this issue at the moment?
4 Replies
Try run Windows Update and download and install all updates.
Try open Microsoft Store and check for updates.
In case problem persists, open start and search for feedback and open the Feedback Hub app and report this issue.
Thank you for the reply.

Are you experiencing the same issue in the Mail app with Gmail?
Have you tried updating Windows and Mail app?
If yes, what was the result?
Yes I have, it didn't help. Could you please test this on your end with a Gmail account in the windows mail app? I'm not sure if this is a universal issue or not.