Play sound when new e-mails are received in Outlook

Communication usually takes place via email today. Outlook under Windows has thus become an important program in email communication. Depending on the amount of emails we receive every day, it may make sense to hear a short tone or sound when we receive the email so that we are informed acoustically about the arrival of new messages.

With this acoustic signal , the Outlook inbox does not have to be observed all the time, but can simply be called up and viewed when the sound is heard.

In this short Outlook tutorial we would like to show you how you can activate this acoustic signal when you receive your inbox in Outlook . To do this, first open in Outlook


the Outlook menu and then select the option


A new window opens, which contains all of the Outlook options. The desired Outlook tone function can be found in the left column in the area


We have shown you the window that then appears here below.

Play sound when new emails arrive in Outlook

In the ” Message Inbox ” area you will then find the option for the acoustic signal at the inbox under

When new messages Play a sound

As soon as you have set this option, Outlook should now play a sound when a new e-mail arrives.

Change Outlook sound settings

If you want to set a different sound or tone for the inbox , you have to do this in the sound settings . You can do this in the Windows 10 Start menu using the search term



Change system sounds

Then you have the app

Change system sounds

call and then you will see the following window in the ” Sounds ” tab .

Here you have the option under the program event

Notification of new email

choose from a variety of already stored sounds. The WAV file is the standard sound

Windows Notify Email.wav

set. You can even use your own .WAV files if you don’t like the existing sounds.

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