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Disable New Mail Notification Sound for Certain Rules
Authored by: kyngchaos on Feb 16, '11 09:17:51AM

How about this (untested):

- tell Mail to play no sound at all by default

- tell your mailbox filtering rules to play the silence sound, then stop applying filters

- add a filter at the very end to play your previous "default" sound for all messages - since the other filters say to stop applying filters, this one will only be reached for those left in the inbox



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Disable New Mail Notification Sound for Certain Rules
Authored by: michelcolman on Feb 16, '11 10:06:27AM

That's what I've been doing for years. Standard sound switched off. Different rules play different sounds (or none at all) and stop applying further rules. A default rule at the end plays a sound for all remaining messages. Works perfectly.



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Disable New Mail Notification Sound for Certain Rules
Authored by: kyngchaos on Feb 16, '11 01:15:55PM

Of course - no silence sound needed for those rules where no sound wanted. Simplifies this alternative.



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Disable New Mail Notification Sound for Certain Rules
Authored by: kyngchaos on Feb 16, '11 01:22:55PM

It just occurred to me that this alternative might play the final rule sound for every email that is left in the inbox, yuck. Unless Mail is smart enough to group filter actions that happen close together and play the sound once (though a large email might still break that grouping).



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Disable New Mail Notification Sound for Certain Rules
Authored by: gidds on Feb 16, '11 03:07:04PM

In my case, I set up an Applescript to *speak* when I get a mail: it says "Mail from" and then the sender of the email. Jolly useful: I can hear immediately how urgent it's likely to be, and decide whether to stop what I'm doing.

(I can dig it out if anyone wants...)

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Andy/



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