Software & Apps MS Office How to Change the Outlook Email Notification Sound Get an audio notification when you receive a new Outlook mail By Heinz Tschabitscher Writer A former freelance contributor who has reviewed hundreds of email programs and services since 1997. our editorial process Heinz Tschabitscher Updated January 31, 2020 MS Office Outlook Word Excel Powerpoint Tweet Share Email Microsoft Outlook has a standard alert sound when a new email arrives, but it's very basic and it may not get your attention. When you want to hear a different tune for new emails, change the email notification sound that Outlook plays. Instructions in this article apply to Outlook 2019, 2016, 2013, 2010; Outlook for Office 365; and Windows 10. How to Change the Outlook Email Notification Sound in Windows 10 To have Windows play a different sound when you receive new emails in Outlook: In Windows, open the Start menu and select Settings. This item may appear as a gear icon (⚙️). In the Windows Settings window, select Personalization. Select Themes. Select Sounds. Depending on your version of Windows, this item may be found in the Related Settings section and called Advanced sound settings. In the Sound dialog box, select the Sounds tab. In the Program Events list, go to the Windows group and select New Mail Notification. Select the Sounds dropdown arrow and choose the desired sound. To disable the new mail notification sound in Outlook and other Microsoft email programs such as Mail for Windows 10 or Windows Live Mail, select (None). To preview the sound, select Test. Select OK to save the new sound notification setting. Close the Windows Settings window. Change the Outlook Email Notification Sound in Mac To change the new mail notification sound for Outlook in Mac: Open Outlook, and select Preferences.In the Personal Settings section, select Notifications & Sounds.Under Message arrival, select the sound for new email notifications.