Apple Mail "no mail" sound

Discussion in 'Apple' started by nosredna, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. nosredna

    nosredna Guest

    When I check my mail manually and I have no mail, I get a high-pitched
    shrieky alert sound. I have no idea where it came from, because the
    sound isn't even in my list of sounds (System Preferences/Sound). I can
    get rid of it by unchecking "play sounds for other mail actions" in Mail
    preferences, but I'd prefer not to. It seems like this sound started
    happening after I installed Skype. But Skype doesn't have that sound in
    its sound choices either. Anyone have a clue?
    nosredna, Jan 30, 2006
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  2. nosredna

    Roger Guest

    It sounds like a shrill bicycle bell to me, and it has always annoyed
    me. Yeah I've always gotten that one with manual check / no mail; I
    think Apple Mail has always done that. Thanks for mentioning the
    uncheck option. I did just that, just now--unchecked it.

    Roger, Jan 30, 2006
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  3. I'm using Mail 2.0.5 from Mac OS X 10.4.4. On my Mac the sounds for
    other mail actions are stored inside the Mail application package. To
    open it locate the file in the Applications folder, control-
    click on it and select Show Package Contents. A new window will open
    showing all the files that make up the Mail application package. Open
    the folder Contents, then the folder Resources, and you'll find the

    They are:
    Mail Fetch Error.aiff sounds like someone blowing across a jug.
    Mail Sent.aiff is a whoosh.
    New Mail.aiff is a low ping.
    No Mail.aiff is a shorter, higher ping.

    You can replace any of these sounds by putting a new sound in the
    package with the same name. Make a backup of the Mail application and
    the Mail folder in your user Library first though, just in case.

    Roger Johnstone, Invercargill, New Zealand
    No Silicon Heaven? Preposterous! Where would all the calculators go?

    Kryten, from the Red Dwarf episode "The Last Day"
    Roger Johnstone, Jan 30, 2006
  4. nosredna

    nosredna Guest

    Thanks! I'll try that.
    nosredna, Jan 30, 2006
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