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  1. #1


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1

    new mail notification


    Have entered a sound file in the "new mail notification" area of the "Sound" dialog box. When the "test" button is clicked the sound file plays, but when I receive mail I hear nothing not even windows default sound.

    shewood1

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello shewood1,

    You would just also need to set a sound file for the listed Desktop Mail Notification event. This is the new one for Windows 8 now.

    Mail Notification Sound - Change in Windows 8


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    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    Last edited by Brink; 15 Dec 2012 at 12:14. Reason: added tutorial link
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  3. #3


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks a lot, that worked. You wouldn't know how I could get Hotmail/Outlook to sound a customized audio alert. It isn't doing anything at all for new mail notification alerts, right now.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,565
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news.

    What email client program are you using?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1


    I'm not sure what you mean by email client. This is just a web based 'hotmail' account I started in July 2011, with my very first computer. About a month ago I changed it over to the new Outlook, but I still have to sign-in with the usual hotmail email address and password, which by the way is the same as my windows live email. Maybe that could be a problem? Since I'm getting the same piece of mail at two mailboxes? At the time I opened this web based account 'hotmail', I didn't really want an email address registered as 'hotmail', it sounded a little too strange. Since, they have offered the new 'Outlook' though, I would like to open a fresh account with this one (Outlook), but I guess it isn't possible. I'm not really getting why I can't close out the 'hotmail' account and start fresh with a new 'Outlook' account, address, and password.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise


    if you want to get email sound notifications you could start using windows live mail and set it to use your hotmail acct ,
    that's what i do ,i have it set to receive email from 4 acct at the same time ,2 hotmail and 2 ISP accts . you can get it by downloading windows live ,or get it alone from filehippo site .
    if you want it i will post a link if you don't want to use it dont click the link .
    i can help you set it up if you wish
    Download Windows Live Mail 2012 (16.4.3505) - FileHippo.com

    you can get new outlook.com acct , go to hotmail.com then you need to log out , ans then go login and it will have an option on that page to create new acc lower right side , or go to link and put in the new infor for new outlook acct ,good luck

    edit ,i just set one up in about 3 minutes


    https://signup.live.com/signup.aspx?wa=wsignin1.0&ct=1355584726&rver=6.1.6206.0&sa=1&ntprob=-1&wp=MBI_SSL_SHARED&wreply=https%3a%2f%2fmail.live.com%2f%3fowa%3d1%26owasuffix%3dowa%252f&id=64855& snsc=1&cbcxt=mail&bk=1355584727&uiflavor=web&mkt=EN-US&lc=1033&lic=1

    Last edited by Brink; 15 Dec 2012 at 12:15. Reason: merged
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