The mystery began a few weeks ago… I was working away when all of a sudden, my computer (and a few around me) began beeping VERY loudly 3 times. This is no ordinary beep….. This is a VERY loud Machine BEEPING sound. Apparently we all received the same email in Outlook which was marked as High Importance or Urgent. The Mystery however was, WHERE did this new notification alert come from?
I began the search in my Outlook rules but quickly discovered that wasn’t it. I then remembered a new Outlook Add-on which was recently installed which integrated our Cisco Systems Phones/Voicemail with our Outlook client (Outlook 2003 or 2007) called Cisco Unity ViewMail. After some digging, I FOUND IT! The ViewMail Add-on for Outlook WAS the culprit!
So, to disable the ANNOYING 3 Beep Notification when your Outlook Client Receives a High Importance or Urgent Email, just follow the simples steps below:
1: In Microsoft Outlook, Click Tools, ViewMail Options
All shots taken from Vista Enterprise SP1 and Outlook 2007
2: Click Notification Tab, Uncheck Play urgent message sound, Click OK
All done! The annoying BEEPING has been BANISHED! VERY Groovy indeed!