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How to Change the New Mail Notification Sound for Outlook

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It's nice to be informed about new incoming mail acoustically, but the standard sound in Outlook gets boring quickly. Fortunately, you can change the sound Outlook plays.

Change the New Mail Notification Sound for Outlook

To change the new mail notification sound for Outlook:

  • Open the Windows Control Panel
  • In Windows 7 and Vista:
    • Type "sound" in the Search box.
    • Click Change system sounds.
  • In Windows 98-XP:
    • Open Sounds.
  • Select the New Mail Notification sound.
  • Specify the file of your choice for it.
  • Click OK.

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