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Windows 7: Mail Question

14 Sep 2011   #1
gwolf

wwindows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 
Mail Question

Newbiw wants to know how to set up to achieve a warning sound when incoming mail is received. Windows 7 on a HP pavilion Series V7 using Hotmail.co.uk


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14 Sep 2011   #2
Hellriser

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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14 Sep 2011   #3
thesaint

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Are you using your hotmail address within the "Windows Live Mail" system?
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14 Sep 2011   #4
gwolf

wwindows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

St Help Thats affirmative
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14 Sep 2011   #5
thesaint

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

On the "Windows Live mail" screen, near the top left of the screen are 4 options, the left hand one being called "Home". Left click the icon just to the left of that and you get a list of choices. Left click "options" to get another list of options. Left click "Mail". On the "General" Tab see an option to tick "Play sound when message arrives".
Tick it with a left click. If it was already ticked then the fault lies elsewhere. Make sure the volume is turned up for general computer sounds (e.g. play a game to see if it makes sounds)
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14 Sep 2011   #6
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gwolf View Post
Newbiw wants to know how to set up to achieve a warning sound when incoming mail is received. Windows 7 on a HP pavilion Series V7 using Hotmail.co.uk
Are you trying to access your mail through your browser at the Hotmail website or are you using a special program downloaded and installed on your PC like "Windows Live Mail" (the replacement for Outlook Express for Win 7, which doesn't come with an email program)?
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14 Sep 2011   #7
gwolf

wwindows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Using windows live mail amd Ive followed the Saintly advice and have the sound with games. ( Volume is `up` havent yet received Mail as the Frau has comandeered the machine to play somethging called ZUMA. I am now deaf but I`ll see what happens when I get an email with the machine cleam and quiet. Very appreciative of all the help in the spirit of the Forum.
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14 Sep 2011   #8
thesaint

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

If you do not want to wait until someone routinely emails you; send one to yourself either from your own PC/laptop or from another source (perhaps you also have a "smartphone", or phone a friend and ask them to send you a test email)
By the way; you did not say if the item I told you to tick, was already ticked.
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15 Sep 2011   #9
gwolf

wwindows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Thanks again for your help. I`ll do as you suggest.
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15 Sep 2011   #10
Imperfect1

 
 

Windows Live 'Messenger​ ' is the portion of Windows Live that gives notice of new emails. (It also provides the capability for chatting, IMs, video chats, and numerous other functions as well.) Be sure you've got your Messenger enabled, activated, and turned on.
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