When I receive mail in Outlook 2000, I do not get the new mail notification sound (notify.wav), just a loud beep from the speaker in the computer box (it does not come out of the external speakers). I have checked the "Play a sound box" in e-mail options within Outlook, I have the proper notify.wav file associated with the sound in Control Panel--->Sounds and I even checked the association in the registry and it appears ok. I keep Outlook and Windows 2000 updated to the latest available service packs, etc. Interesting thing is that I just switched from Outlook Express 6.0 and was having the same problem in that program and could never figure the problem out. I've also read through some posts on Microsoft Community Newsgroups and people appear to have this problem with other versions of Outlook, not just 2000. No one seems to have found a solution.
The other question I had was this...in OE, when I started the program, it automatically checked for new mail. How can I set Outlook 2000 to do the same thing?