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New Mail Sound doesn't work
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Gerrit Vanoppen
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May 30, 2006, 08:40 AM
mac G4 dual 2x1GHZ - latest OS, latest Mail.
The acoustic feedback, as set in the app's Prefs ("New Mail Sound") just stopped working.
I've done the obvious : restart, zapped PRAM, trashed prefs, restored permissions, searched the forums… to no aveal.
All help to get the sound back will be greatly appreciated. Ask for more info if needed - TIA !
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May 30, 2006, 10:14 AM

I have similar problems, but in my case it works after a restart for some time and then at some point it's gone again. It may have started around the time I got my Tascam US-122 USB audio interface, which I'm using for sound in- and output. But at the moment I'm too lazy to revert the cabling to the original state for testing purposes. Are you by any chance also using an external sound device?
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May 30, 2006, 11:10 AM
Restarts didn't do it for me, but after reading your tip I disconnected my Sennheiser M145 USB headphone set, then restarted and promptly got my Mail sound back. Reconnected the headset - even still working (for now). I hope now you get yours to work as well. Thanks a lot Taipan
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