Mail - No alert sound for 'New Mail'

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Mac., Mar 4, 2011.

  1. Mac. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Location:
    UK
    #1
    For some reason I don't get an alert sound whenever I get new mail. I've checked 'Sound' in 'System Prefs' but still nothing is coming through.

    Anyone know why? Thanks.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2003
    Location:
    Solon, OH
    #2
    In both Leopard and Snow Leopard, this is a known bug in Mail. Apple hasn't been able to fix it yet... and various other attempts at diagnosing the cause have also either only worked temporarily or outright failed.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2005
    Location:
    California
    #3
    I finally gave up trying to fix this an now use Herald. It is a sort of Growl popup notifier for new mail and it has its calls the OS X sounds if you want. Works perfectly.
     
  4. Mac. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    Location:
    UK

Share This Page