If you experience a strange and loud three-beep sound when receiving an urgent email through Outlook, here’s how to fix it.
The mystery began a few weeks ago. I was working away when all of a sudden, my computer (and a few around me) started beeping three times very loudly. This was not a standard beep. This beep was an extremely loud 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 was not it. I then remembered a new Outlook Add-on which was recently installed that 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 three beep notification when your Outlook Client receives a High Importance or Urgent email, follow the simple steps below:
1: In Microsoft Outlook, click Tools, ViewMail Options
Note: All shots were taken from Vista Enterprise SP1 and Outlook 2007.
2: Click Notification Tab, uncheck Play urgent message sound, and click OK.
All done! You should no longer be hearing those annoying beeps when an urgent email arrives.