How does Mail program let me know when i get a new email?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kitki83, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. kitki83 macrumors 6502a

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    I assign a new sound to Mail to give me a heads up when I get an email. Basically sometimes it goes off and sometimes it doesn't. I am trying to figure what makes it give the sound randomly. I have three emails registered to it

    Gmail, AOL and hotmail, only gmail is the important one.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Babooshka macrumors 6502

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    Personally, I just check the dock every now and then.
     
  3. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    The best thing is when you see the red circle on the mail icon in the dock
     
  4. tallguy macrumors regular

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    Ya that's what I look for. I get the sound but I don't always have the external speakers turned on so I won't hear it.
     
  5. liquidh2o macrumors 6502

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    Mine only dings when regular mail comes in. It won't ding that particular time if all of the incoming mail you receive is spam.
     
  6. kitki83 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ahhh that makes sense, reason is I get emails for freelance and they tend to go in junk mail (legit jobs just marked as spam) so wanted to fix it since they are quick turn around projects.

    Awell worth a try I guess.
     
  7. Alan Taylor macrumors 6502

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  8. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    there is an annoying program which i could never get to work. try googling it, IMO its def not worth trying.
     
  9. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    erratically... :rolleyes:

    there are apps to do this, but the are frustrating at best
    some have success, others... not so much

    gmail works fine

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  10. Sky Blue Guest

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    set a rule to have the dock icon bounce when you get a new mail.
     

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