How to change mail sounds (entourage 2004)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by DJTJ, Feb 9, 2006.

  1. DJTJ macrumors regular

    May 3, 2005
    The name says it all. How on earth do you customize the sounds when you recieve an email?
  2. motherduce macrumors 6502

    Oct 3, 2005
    Houston, TX
    Not at my mac right now, but my guess would be under preferences on the Entourage menu.
  3. DJTJ thread starter macrumors regular

    May 3, 2005
    theres only 2 sets of sounds to choose from tho. How do I use my own .wav file for example?
  4. iSaint macrumors 603


    May 26, 2004
    South Mississippi y'all, near the water!
    There doesn't appear to be an option for using your own mail sounds. It's either MS or default. I have none, it gets on my nerves after awhile!
  5. flamboiement macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2006
    it seems that we have no way to change that...


    under this option there're only three choices:

    default,random and MS sound set:mad:
  6. Le Big Mac macrumors 68030

    Le Big Mac

    Jan 7, 2003
    Washington, DC
    try this site
  7. flamboiement macrumors newbie

    Feb 8, 2006
    wow, that website is so fantastic and there're so many sound sets.

    but there is one thing left ,and how can we import those soun sets into the entourage 2004?

    thx so much , le grand mac~~~~(big mac)
  8. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    From the FAQ on that site:

    How do I install a new Sound Set?
    Grab StuffIt Expander 6 (or anything version 5.0 or later, free) from Aladdin. After you download a Sound Set, decompress the archive using StuffIt Expander (unless your browser launched Expander for you). The Sound Set's icon may be that of a plain document. Just grab a copy of Toggler to see if that corrects the problem.

    This is where stuff gets a little complicated. In Mac OS 9, if you've got a "Documents" folder at the root level of your hard drive, peek inside there to see if a "Microsoft User Data" folder is living there. Odds are, a folder for your Sound Sets will be in there (for Entourage, it's called "Entourage Sound Sets"). In Mac OS X, this Documents folder is in your Home directory and you will place Sound Sets there.

    However, under Mac OS 9, if you don't have a "Documents" folder, then your Sound Set folder could be located within the application's folder itself (particularly true for Outlook Express) or goodness knows where. We recommend using Sherlock and searching for one of the pre-installed Sound Sets. One of the results will be a Sound Set in the proper folder. Please, don't email us just cuz you can't figure it out. It's not that tough...

    Once your Sound Set is in the proper folder, launch or switch to Outlook Express or Entourage and choose "Preferences..." from the "Edit" menu (the keyboard shortcut is command-semicolon).

    Click on the "Notification" tab and select the Sound Set you just installed from the popup menu near the bottom. You can click the speaker icons to listen to the sounds and use the checkboxes to individually enable or disable them. You do not need to relaunch Entourage or OE for Sound Sets to become activated.

    You're done! Enjoy.

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