Problem w/ New mail Sound

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  1. jcs1088 macrumors regular

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    Occasionally in Mail the new mail sound doesn't play when I get new mail. Is this happening to anybody else?
     
  2. logana macrumors 65816

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    Seems to work about 1 in 20 times - a feature of Leopard it seems.

    Used to work all the time in Tiger (from memory)

    Maybe 10.5.3 will fix it ?
     
  3. jcs1088 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the response. It's so annoying not having that notification. I had to resort to using Mail Unread Menu, not a big fan of icon badges.
     
  4. Globetrotter macrumors regular

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    Working on and off for me too. Never had a problem in tiger.
     
  5. anirban macrumors 6502a

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    To be frank, I am running Tiger, and I have also had this issue. Still haven't found a workaround.
     
  6. AdeFowler macrumors 68020

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    I have the problem in Tiger and Leopard, you'd imagine it's an easy fix.
     
  7. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Same problem here. Worked consistently in Tiger, but doesn't in Leopard.
     
  8. LightDemon69 macrumors member

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    I also have this problem, but back in the ancient, unheard of, Panther (*gasp*)! Yes I still use Panther.
     
  9. khunsanook macrumors 6502

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    Same problem for me in Leopard. Never had the problem with Tiger. I've resorted to Growl for visual mail notification.
     
  10. pjryan3 macrumors newbie

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    I've decided not to use the mail.app but would really like to have the new mail sound in my new email app. Where can i find the "new mail sound" on my computer? I've looked in the sounds folder with all the other sounds but its's not there. Please help. I would like to keep the sound consistent with my iphone and new mail application. Thanks!
     
  11. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    the new mail sound can be found under applications, right click mail - show package contents, contents, resources, look for newmail.aiff

    There are a total of 4 .aiff files.

    if you plan on changing the volume for these look online for the audacity trick, good luck

    here is the link:
    http://www.macworld.com/article/53165/2006/09/loudmail.html
     
  12. bmms8 macrumors 68020

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    to find all the other mail sounds, i personally use "glass" check out hard drive, system, library, sounds. you can change these as well, goodluck
     
  13. galvinsd macrumors newbie

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    Double check your sound preferences

    Apple introduced 'alert volume' in the sound preference panel under sound effects. Make sure this is all the way up... seems like a simple thing but I just fixed this for someone that had the same issue of not hearing mail sounds.
     
  14. vaccumbags macrumors newbie

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    i have come same problem but i go to mac store they are very helpful
     

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