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Windows 7: New mail announcement

17 Feb 2015   #1
sbuxman

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
New mail announcement

Hi,

I have an ACER AS1410 Netbook with Win 7 Home Premium and 4 GB RAM.

Was wondering if there's a simple to reasonably simple free app that I can download and install which will announce the arrival of new mail to my gmail inbox? Ideally, I'd prefer a tone that makes such an announcement, but anything will do, even if it has to be voice

Thanks for any help!

sbuxman


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17 Feb 2015   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Have you given thought to Windows Mail. It is very easy, it downloads mail from your email account, to your computer and gives a chime when you get mail.
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17 Feb 2015   #3
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I don't think this works with IE though

Turn desktop notifications on or off
  1. Open Gmail.
  2. Click the gear in the top right.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Scroll down to the Desktop Notifications section (stay in the "General" tab).
  5. Choose one of the options:
    • New mail notifications on: If you use inbox categories, you’ll only be notified about messages in Primary.
    • Important mail notifications on: You’ll be notified about every incoming messages marked as important. Learn more about importance ranking.
    • Mail notifications off
  6. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.
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17 Feb 2015   #4
sbuxman

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Have you given thought to Windows Mail. It is very easy, it downloads mail from your email account, to your computer and gives a chime when you get mail.
There's a lot of other stuff that installs with Mail, and I real don't want all of it!
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17 Feb 2015   #5
richc46

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You can pick and choose what you want
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17 Feb 2015   #6
sbuxman

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
I don't think this works with IE though

Turn desktop notifications on or off
  1. Open Gmail.
  2. Click the gear in the top right.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Scroll down to the Desktop Notifications section (stay in the "General" tab).
  5. Choose one of the options:
    • New mail notifications on: If you use inbox categories, you’ll only be notified about messages in Primary.
    • Important mail notifications on: You’ll be notified about every incoming messages marked as important. Learn more about importance ranking.
    • Mail notifications off
  6. Click Save Changes at the bottom of the page.
[COLOR="Black"]I already have everything selected per the above and I do get a flashing message in the lower right-hand corner of my screen when I receive new mail, but no tone, and an audible sound is what I really would like. Can anyone one help iwth a fix?

Thank you.[COLOR="Black"]
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17 Feb 2015   #7
sbuxman

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
You can pick and choose what you want
The download from File Hippo is "wlsetup.web," and when I double-clicked it, the installation started with no option for choices of what to install.
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17 Feb 2015   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

It may have changed since I downloaded Windows 2012, and glad that I did. I will look to see what I can find.
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18 Feb 2015   #9
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sbuxman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
You can pick and choose what you want
The download from File Hippo is "wlsetup.web," and when I double-clicked it, the installation started with no option for choices of what to install.
I just downloaded latest version from filehippo, Windows Live Mail 16.4.3528 and ran the installer wlsetup.web and I did get the option to select what I wanted to install.
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18 Feb 2015   #10
sbuxman

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BrightBlessings View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sbuxman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
You can pick and choose what you want
The download from File Hippo is "wlsetup.web," and when I double-clicked it, the installation started with no option for choices of what to install.
I just downloaded latest version from filehippo, Windows Live Mail 16.4.3528 and ran the installer wlsetup.web and I did get the option to select what I wanted to install.
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Exactly, I see them, too, but I don't want to install Microsoft OneDrive, Messenger, Photo Gallery and Movie Maker, Writer, and Family Safety. I thought I was installing something called Windows Mail, so I could easily be notified by a tone when I receive incoming email in a host of providers' inboxes...

What am I missing?
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