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    What mail alert sound do you use?

    Just curious as to what other people use to alert them to new mail. I recently switched from the Windows XP Notify sound to the earlier Windows 2000 notify sound.
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    Re: What mail alert sound do you use?

    Currently it's a system beep, but I would much prefer some sort of other sound... but Thunderbird doesn't ship with anything that I know of.

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    Re: What mail alert sound do you use?

    I like to randomize my mail alert

    "The mail has like arrive-ed" - Bugs Bunny
    "Wheel of morality turn turn turn, tell us the lesson we should learn" - Yakko, Wakko, & Dot
    "That'll do, pig" - Mimi from Drew Carey Show (new messags in the inbox with spam filtered)
    "(Mr. McKitrick)... after careful consideration I've come to the conclusion that your system sucks" - new email with the word microsoft somewhere

    I've got a few others, but that should give you an idea of what I use for mail alerts.

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    Re: What mail alert sound do you use?

    not sure i understand. When I check my mail I'm checking my mail. I don't need a sound because I'm looking at the monitor.

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    Re: What mail alert sound do you use?

    But how do you know when to check it? Hence, new mail notification.

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    Re: What mail alert sound do you use?

    so you just leave your mail client open all the time? i only check mine manually, a couple of times per day.

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    Re: What mail alert sound do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mateo View Post
    so you just leave your mail client open all the time? i only check mine manually, a couple of times per day.
    No, I don't. I use a mail notification program - in my case, the aptly named mail-notification.

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    Re: What mail alert sound do you use?

    Code:
    echo "You have new mail" | festival --tts
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    --Confucius

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    Re: What mail alert sound do you use?

    I don't have a sound instead there is a little e-mail button on the laptop that blinks when new messages arrive
    Since I get asked alot, I am originally from Ukraine but am Russian by nationality. My nick means specter in Russian.

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    Re: What mail alert sound do you use?

    I don't.

    I just open my mail client when I want to check for new mail and close it again afterwards.

    I don't want to be notified every time I get mail and then stop what I am doing to check it.

    I check for my mail on my own terms.

    Simple, effective.

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