Turn sound effects on or off in Outlook

Sound effects alert you to new email messages or provide a reminder of an upcoming calendar event.

Turn the notification sound when new messages arrive on or off

  1. Click the File tab.

  2. Click Options.

  3. Click Mail.

  4. Under Message Arrival, select or clear the Play a sound check box.

Turn reminder sounds on or off

  1. Click the File tab.

  2. Click Options.

  3. Click Advanced.

  4. Under Reminders, select or clear the Play reminders sound check box.

    If you choose to play a reminder sound, you can either use the default sound file or click Browse to select sound file that you want to play.

See also

Change the sound played when an email message arrives

Change the sound played for reminders

Getting Started with Office Sounds (Office 2016)

Turn the notification sound when new messages arrive on or off

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.

  2. On the Preferences tab, click E-mail Options, and then click Advanced E-mail Options.

  3. Under When new items arrive in my Inbox, select or clear the Play a sound check box.

For information on how to change the sound that is played when a new message arrives, see the See Also section.

Turn reminder sounds on or off

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options.

  2. On the Other tab, click Advanced Options.

  3. Click Reminder Options.

  4. Select or clear the Display the reminder check box.

    If you display reminders, select or clear the Play reminder sound check box. If you choose to play a reminder sound, you can either use the default sound file or enter the path to a sound file that you want to play.

See also

Change the sound played for reminders

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