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    New e-mail notification - how to get a sound???

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      New e-mail notification - how to get a sound???

      Guys,

      Hope you can help!

      I am unfamiliar with the SKY e-mail package, but just gave my Mum and Dad an old PC of mine - and as they are on SKY (TV) it seemed easier to get them the SKY phone and broadband package.

      Now they are new to the whole intenet and e-mail and to make it easer for them I want to alert them to the arrival of any new e-mails.

      On all other mail programmes I have used then this is an easy solution.

      However I'll be damned if I can find out how to get the SKY e-mail account make a noise when a new mail arrives!!! I see that I can enable a sound for "chat" - but this doesnt do anything for incoming mails.

      How can I get the standard SKY e-mail account to play an alert when new mails arrive??

      Many thanks in advance!


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      Re: New e-mail notification - how to get a sound???

      Sky don't supply an email client so it'd be linked to Windows and the email client being used...assuming it IT Windows you go into system sounds in Control Panel and you can set a sound there...
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      Re: New e-mail notification - how to get a sound???

      Quote Originally Posted by IWasNotTheEnemy View Post
      Sky don't supply an email client so it'd be linked to Windows and the email client being used...assuming it IT Windows you go into system sounds in Control Panel and you can set a sound there...
      The "front-end" you see when you go to the "e-mail" icon from the SKY landing page looks like a propietary system rather than anything windows related ? In fact it looks almost like web-mail??

      I tried adjusting the "system sounds" in Windows but that didnt make any difference whatsover??

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      Re: New e-mail notification - how to get a sound???

      It is Webmail. I don't think it is possible to get a 'sound' notification for Web mail. If you could, it would only work when the page was open on the PC. Use Outlook Express or Windows Mail and you will be able to set up a sound notification.

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      Re: New e-mail notification - how to get a sound???

      Install Gmail Notifier - Gmail Notifier

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      Re: New e-mail notification - how to get a sound???

      incredimail is excellent and FREE

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      Re: New e-mail notification - how to get a sound???

      Install Gmail Notifier - Gmail Notifier
      I have that on my Gmail account, but it does not work with my Sky one.

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      Re: New e-mail notification - how to get a sound???

      Incredimail has the option to automatically import your email data
      works with BOTH sky and Google
      IncrediMail - Have Fun Sending Email!

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      Re: New e-mail notification - how to get a sound???

      As said above, you'll only be able to get a email client on your PC to make a audible notification. Webmail generally does not. Id recommend Mozilla Thunderbird myself, thats free too.

     

     

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