Change the sound of email notifications in Outlook

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  1. Receive a sound notification when new Outlook mail arrives
  2. Change the sound of email notifications in Outlook on Windows 10
  3. Change Outlook Email Notification Sound on Mac

Receive a sound notification when new Outlook mail arrives

Microsoft Outlook has a default beep when you get a new email, but it’s very simple and may not grab your attention. To hear a different ringtone for new emails, change the email notification sound that Outlook plays.

The instructions in this article apply to Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010; Outlook for Office 365; and Windows 10.

Change the sound of email notifications in Outlook on Windows 10

To make Windows play a different sound when new emails are received in Outlook:

  1. In Windows, open the menu Get started and select Settings . This item may appear as a gear icon ().

  2. in the window Windows Settings select Personalization .

  3. Select Themes .

  4. Select Sounds .

    Depending on your version of Windows, you can find this item under Related settings and called Advanced audio settings .

  5. In the dialog box Sound select tab Sounds .

  6. mention Program events go to group Windows and select New Email Notification .

  7. Click the drop-down arrow Sounds and select the desired sound.

    To mute new email notifications in Outlook and other Microsoft email programs such as Mail for Windows 10 or Windows Live Mail, select: (Not) .

  8. To listen to the sound, select Test .

  9. Select Okay to save the new sound notification setting.

  10. Close the window Windows Settings .

Change Outlook Email Notification Sound on Mac

To change the new email notification sound for Outlook on Mac:

  1. Open Outlook and select Settings .

  2. In chapter Personal settings select Notifications and Sounds .

  3. In chapter Message arrival select a sound for new email notifications.

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