Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Email How to Enable or Disable the New Mail Sound in Windows Mail How to turn off sound in Windows 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 on September 26, 2020 Email Yahoo! Mail Gmail Tweet Share Email Are you annoyed by the frequent sounds emitted by Windows Mail? Even the most pleasant notification sound can get old when you hear it as often as you get an email. On the other hand, if you've turned off the notifications at some point but are missing important emails, you might want to turn these alerts back on. Here's how to do both in Windows Mail. To enable or disable the new mail sound in Windows Mail: Open Windows Mail and select the Settings gear icon in the navigation pane. Select Notifications from the Settings menu. If you have multiple accounts set up in Windows Mail, choose the account you want to apply the changes to. Alternatively, select Apply to all accounts. Clear the Play a sound check box. Select or clear any other settings you want to change. Click anywhere in the Mail window to exit the Notification pane. The changes are saved automatically.