Check that a sound is applied to 'New Mail Notification' through: Control Panel->Sounds and Audio Devices->Sounds [tab] (XP), Control Panel->Sound->Sounds [tab] (Vista).
(Windows Vista Home Premium with Windows Live Mail 12.0.1606)
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"Christopher" <Christopher@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:ECEE412E-3832-4048-9026-41E09994629D@xxxxxx
> I've just converted from Windows Mail to Live Mail. I'm using IMAP.
> When new mail arrives, I don't get an audible alert. I've checked the
> settings and they are ticked correctly.
> 95% of new mail also looks like previously read mail. Only very rarely does
> it appear bold and with a the envelope closed. My old Windows Mail had this
> problem too.
> I'd appreciate a solution/advice?