Not getting proper volume in my Windows Mail and Vista.

I right click on my volume icon, lower right and open the "volume mixer."
Three volume indicators.
1. speakers and the sliding ndiciator is at the top and when I test it, with my cursor, I hear the test sound.
2. Windows sounds and I get the same thing.
3. Windows Mail, no sounds. I can move the slider down to half way, and back up to the top and no sound.
What is wrong?
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nickg5Asked:
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bigeven2002Commented:
Hello,

If you go to Control Panel > Sound, and then go the Sounds tab and scroll down to "New Mail Notification" does the sound play there or is it mute or give an error message?  Is the sound scheme set as "Windows Default"?

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nobusCommented:
try this :
Right click on the  Volume icon in the Notification Area > Sounds > under Program, scroll to New Mail Notification, click it > Under Sounds heading, it should be Windows Notify.wav.
 If yes, click Test to hear the sound.
 If not, click the pointer and scroll to select. ( Stick with Windows Notify.wav if I were you. )
 You could also click Browse and select a different sound.
 Click OK when done.

btw  - you mean windows Mail - NOT live mail ?
nickg5Author Commented:
Windows Mail with Vista Home Basic.
There is a sound when a message is received.
There is supposed, I think, to be:
a sound when a message is deleted from the inbox
or
a sound when the message is deleted for the final time, from the delete box.
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nickg5Author Commented:
Well, today, just now, a sound is heard for every message that is removed from the deleted items box.

This sound was absent last night for unkown reasons.
I'll monitor the problem and re-state the question if needed.
nickg5Author Commented:
bigeven2002:
Is the sound scheme set as "Windows Default"?

The tab was not located exactly where you stated as I have Windows Vista.

It is set on Windows Default Modified.
I'm now, today, getting a sound when a message arrives and a sound when one or more messages are removed from the deleted items box.
Last night, I did not.
bigeven2002Commented:
It would seem the sounds are working intermittently.  Where it says Windows Default (modified), you can try changing that to say Just "Windows Default".  That should restore the sounds properly.
nickg5Author Commented:
nobus:
Right click on the  Volume icon in the Notification Area > Sounds > under Program, scroll to New Mail Notification, click it > Under Sounds heading, it should be Windows Notify.wav.
If yes, click Test to hear the sound.

That worked.
But I have never been clear on why "notification upon deletion of e-mail"
is not on the program list.
nobusCommented:
for my mail it is set  to none
maybe they suppose if you delete one -you know that you are doing it - so no notif needed
nobusCommented:
but when i use shift+del - i get a sound, to gether with the popup "are you sure you want to delete?"
nickg5Author Commented:
for my mail it is set to none
..........mine does not even have it on the sound program list, (Windows Mail)

but when i use shift+del - i get a sound, together with the popup "are you sure you want to delete?"
..........I get the same message and same sound, but without using shift-del.
nickg5Author Commented:
thanks
nobusCommented:
>>  mine does not even have it on the sound program list, (Windows Mail)  <<   same for me; sorry about the confusing sentence
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