Timing of "You've got mail" alert

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I downloaded a "You've got mail" .WAV file. Then I set Win XP (via

Control Panel | Sounds and Audio Devices | Sounds) to play the .WAV

file whenever Outlook 2003 gets mail. But the timing is off. The

mail alert is played when Outlook finds the first email message. That

means I have to wait while message 2 through 50 downloads, and while

Outlook checks my other mailboxes. Meanwhile, I cannot use the Inbox

because the majority of the mail messages keep popping into the

message list momentarily before being redirected by my filters. I

prefer that Outlook wait until all mail-retrieval operations are

finished before playing the alert; that way I can do other things

while the mail retrieval is in progress and be reminded to switch to

Outlook when retrieval is finished.

How can I cause Outlook to play the email alert at the end of the

mail-retrieval process?

Another email program I have used (Forte's Agent) does wait until all

retrieval is finished before playing the alert.
 

Diane Poremsky

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Outlook 2016 32 bit
Email Account
Office 365 Exchange
I don't know of any way to force outlook to play it last - it always plays

the sounds as soon as it begins to download messages, not when its finished.

"Richard" <rng@richbonnie.com> wrote in message

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> I downloaded a "You've got mail" .WAV file. Then I set Win XP (via
> Control Panel | Sounds and Audio Devices | Sounds) to play the .WAV
> file whenever Outlook 2003 gets mail. But the timing is off. The
> mail alert is played when Outlook finds the first email message. That
> means I have to wait while message 2 through 50 downloads, and while
> Outlook checks my other mailboxes. Meanwhile, I cannot use the Inbox
> because the majority of the mail messages keep popping into the
> message list momentarily before being redirected by my filters. I
> prefer that Outlook wait until all mail-retrieval operations are
> finished before playing the alert; that way I can do other things
> while the mail retrieval is in progress and be reminded to switch to
> Outlook when retrieval is finished.

> How can I cause Outlook to play the email alert at the end of the
> mail-retrieval process?

> Another email program I have used (Forte's Agent) does wait until all
> retrieval is finished before playing the alert.
 
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