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Play Sound When Receiving New Mail Message

You can have Microsoft Outlook® 2000, 2003 and 2007 play a custom sound when new messages are received in your Inbox. First, you must turn on sound notification for new messages. If you already have sound notification turned on, go directly to the second procedure to customize the sound played.

Instruction to Turn On Sound Notification When New E-Mail is Delivered:

    On the Tools menu, click Options.
    Click E-mail Options.
    Click Advanced E-mail Options, and then under When new items arrive, select the Play a sound check box.

Instructions on How to Change the sound played:

    On the Windows® taskbar, click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
    Double-click the Sounds icon.
    In the Events list, click New mail notification.
    In the Name list, click the sound that you want to hear when you receive new e-mail, or click Browse to see more choices.