checking for email - Vista Windows Mail

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help' started by johnn, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. johnn

    johnn Guest

    I want to activate automatic checking for incoming email.
    I followed the instructions from the microsoft site:

    To check for new e-mail automatically

    1. Open Windows Mail by clicking the Start button Picture of the
    Start button, clicking All Programs, and then clicking Windows Mail.

    2. Click the Tools menu, and then click Options.

    3. Click the General tab, and then select the Check for new
    messages every X minute(s) check box.

    4. To change how often Windows Mail checks for new messages,
    enter a number between 1 and 480 in the Check for new messages every X
    minute(s) box.

    I tried it out, and while it may well perform the check, it does not
    in any way notify of any new incoming email (Yes, the sound is turned

    What am I overlooking?
    Any help / suggestions are appreciated.



    "God is dead"
    -- Nietzsche (1844-1900)
    "Nietzsche is dead"
    -- God
    johnn, Apr 22, 2009
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    gilb Guest

    Is there a sound assigned for notification? Go to start\settings\control
    panel\sound\sounds\ and pull slider down to "new mail notification",
    highlight and try test. I personally like this wav. -got mail.wav- (Morticia
    Adams "Mails In").
    gilb, Apr 22, 2009
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  3. Works fine here.

    You DO, of course, need to keep MS Mail running for that to work.

    To reply by email, lose the Ks...
    The Other Guy, Apr 22, 2009
  4. johnn

    johnn Guest




    Thanks, folks, for your interest in my little problem, and your


    "God is dead"
    -- Nietzsche (1844-1900)
    "Nietzsche is dead"
    -- God
    johnn, Apr 23, 2009
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