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How to Enable or Disable the New Mail Sound in Win Live Mail or Outlook Express

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Are you annoyed by the frequent sounds emitted by Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail and Outlook Express? (And this even though you set the new mail sound to your favorite tune.)

Or are you facing the opposite dilemma? You'd love to be notified of new incoming emails, but Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail or Outlook Express makes no sound? Well, here's how to toggle the new mail announcement in Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail and Outlook Express so you can turn the sound bites on and off at will.

Toggle the New Mail Sound in Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail or Outlook Express

To enable or disable the new mail sound in Windows Live Mail, Windows Mail or Outlook Express:

  • Select Tools | Options... from the menu.
  • Go to the General tab is selected.
  • Make sure Play sound when new messages arrive is
    • checked to enable and
    • unchecked to disable
    new mail sounds.
  • Click OK.
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