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How do you change the new mail sound on a Mac?

You can use ResEdit to change the "New mail Sound" resource in the Notes executable:

1) Make a copy of your Notes program.
2) First convert your gotmail.wav (if you have a .wav file) to a gotmail.snd.
3) Open the gotmail.snd with ResEdit.
4) Open the Notes program with ResEdit.
5) Open the snd resource group of Notes.
6) Find the "New mail Sound" snd resource in Notes, make a note of its resource ID (should be 9000).
7) Delete this resource.
8) Copy the gotmail snd resource from the gotmail.snd file.
9) Paste it into Notes.
10) Rename it to "New mail Sound", renumber it to the correct ID number.
11) Save Notes.

Applies to Notes Versions: 3, 4, 4.5, 4.6, 5
Last Modified: August 31, 1999