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Turn off or change new email sound in Mac Mail

When you have Mac Mail configured to automatically download new messages (it is the default setting, but you can change how often Apple Mail will automatically check for emails), it will give you both a visual and aural cue that new emails are ready to be read. The Mail icon in the dock will display the number of unread messages in overlay, and the new email sound will play (whether your speakers' volume is muted or not, you just won't hear it in that case). This tutorial will show you how to change the new email sound Mac Mail will play, how to turn off the new mail sound altogether, and how to disable other sounds in the program (these settings are separate from your Mac OS X "Sound Effects" options).

Change the new email sound in Apple Mail

Follow these simple steps to pick another sound file for new emails:

Disable and turn off all sounds in Mac Mail

If you can do without the charming Swoosh sounds of successfully sent messages in your email program, and other such audio feedback, simply uncheck the "Play sounds for other mail actions" checkbox right below the New mail sound menu.

Once you have configured your new sound settings for Apple Mail, press Esc on your keyboard to close the Preferences window, and hit Return or click "Save" to accept and apply your new settings. This is all it takes to customize sound effects for Mail.app…

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