bong alert origin unknown ?

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  1. Hankmac macrumors member

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    After the Thanksgiving company left I'm getting several daily loud bong alerts and I don't know how to find the app that's making them. Getting kind of annoying. Any tips appreciated ?
    Thanks
    Hank
     
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  3. matttye macrumors 601

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    Do you get banners in the notification centre? If so, just tap on the banners and it will open the app.
     
  4. Hankmac thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm not sure what banners are but I don't see any visual icons.
     
  5. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Not ideal but go to Settings->NotificationCenter and look through the list of apps under "Include" looking for any that seem new or out of the ordinary.

    Also you can click on each of the listed apps to see which Alert Sound is being used.

    If you can't identify the specific app the above should narrow down the possible culprits. You can turn off sound notifications for the suspect apps one by one until you identify the correct one.
     
  6. Hankmac thread starter macrumors member

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    Oops, dummy me, this is a Mavericks issue. My 73 yr old brain farted and I posted in OS7. My apologies. Going repost in the correct forum.
    Hank
     
  7. Hankmac thread starter macrumors member

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    I think I caught one and I suspect the bong was triggered by a Fund Raising email that sends updates. Tips on how to stop the annoying bong without killing the emails?
    Thanks
    Hank
     
  8. guitarman777 macrumors regular

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    Do you have any rules set up associated with receiving emails from that particular sender?
     
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  10. Hankmac, Dec 5, 2013
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    Hankmac thread starter macrumors member

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    I use Yahoomail for my email and I just checked and don't have any alerts set up. Now I'm wondering if the bong I got was just coincidental with the fund raising newsletter arriving. Then I forwarded the message to myself and the got a bong the firs time but not on the second or third forwards. Strange, a two time tag. I guess I'll have to wait for the next letter or if if there's another boinger with a trigger.
    Hank
     
  11. TsunamiTheClown macrumors 6502a

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    So is it a gulping bong sound, or a gulping gong sound. Cause if your Mac is making gulping bong sounds i'm not sure what you can do about that, i hear it's habit forming.

    Otherwise, perhaps check in Mail -> Preferences -> Rules like guitarman777 said.
     
  12. Hankmac, Dec 5, 2013
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    Hankmac thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't use Apple Mail but after checking I see that the gulping boing sound which is labeled "SUBMARINE" came from it. So now I know the proper name of the sound and how to stop it. Many thanks.
    Hank
     

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