If you are working with TFS for version controlling, work item management etc. you might want to set up eMail notifications to be notified when something that you might be interested in knowing about happens in TFS.
Setting up the eMail notifications is quite easy:
1-In the “Team Explorer” right-click the project you want to get notifications for
2-Click “Project Alerts…”
3-“Project Alerts” window opens for the project you have selected
4-Choose the alert(s) you want to get notified about
5-Enter your eMail address into the “Send to” column
6-Choose a format (HTML/Plain text)
Now you are all set up.