Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Email How to Enable or Disable the New Mail 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 December 03, 2018 Matthias Tunger / Getty Images 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 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: Select Tools > Options from the menu.Select General.Check Play sound when new messages arrive if you'd like to enable this, or leave it unchecked if you'd like to disable.Click OK.