How do I change the sound my computer makes when it receives an email?

I inherited a computer from a cousin of mine and whenever an email arrives it makes a naughty sound. I’d like to change this, but I’m not sure where from?


I must admit, this is the first time anyone’s asked me how to remove “naughty sounds” off their computer, but my guess is that your cousin and a strange sense of humour. The sound can be particularly well places when you receive spam or emails about the best best acne treatment around.

Anyway, here’s what you do. Click on the Start button, then Control Panel, Hardware and Sound, and Sound. Now click the Sounds tab and scroll down to New Mail Notification. The dialog box will look something like this:

Click to highlight it and then click on the dropdown arrow in the box under Sounds. Select the one you want from the list, click on it then on Test. Click OK.

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