Is there a way to play a wav file when a new e-mail arrives?

Posted on 2011-10-27
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Running Office 2010 on XP. Is there a way to have Outlook play a .wav file when a new e-mail arrives?
Question by:jslaymon

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jimsweb earned 2000 total points
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Usually outlook plays the short.wav file when a mail arrives. You can change it to any valid wave files.

  - goto Control Panel, click Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices, and then click on  Sounds and Audio Devices shown there.

 -  If you are having Classic view in Control Panel, double-click Sounds and Audio Devices shown there.

  - Click on the Sounds tab.
  - in that, under Program Events, under Windows, select New Mail Notification.

You may please refer to the following tutorial also.

title: Change the sound played when an email message arrives
link: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-help/change-the-sound-played-when-an-email-message-arrives-HP001091699.aspx

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by:Dave Baldwin
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Go into Control Panel -> Sounds and Audio Devices.  On the Sounds tab, you can select 'New Mail Notification' then select any 'wav' file you want.  Note that it is played thru your Windows sound system so that has to be on to hear the 'wav' file.
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I always like the Mr.T wav from the movie Eurotrip.

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