Currently Being ModeratedSep 1, 2012 7:15 PM (in response to Lady Engineer)
Same problem as above (no sound to indicate incoming mail, plus ....
All incoming emails that have attachments with sound (video, recording, youtube etc) no sound.
In order to get audio from video sent to me via email I have to save the attachment to the desktop and then open.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 8, 2012 8:16 AM (in response to Lady Engineer)
Same here since upgrading to Mountain Lion 10.8.1. No Mail sound alerts on Notifications either, only for Reminders and iMessage.
C'mon, Geniuses--fix this b/c I'm not about to start messing around with some of these other 'permission' suggestions!
Currently Being ModeratedSep 30, 2012 7:49 PM (in response to Lady Engineer)
My system is 10.8.2 my mac back to sleep no longer makes sounds in the mail.
Not sending or receiving.
If I close and open the mail again ai works
If anyone knows a solution please let me know
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2012 10:27 AM (in response to georgefromsouthampton)
I did everything and it did not work
1) REST: SMC
2) ZAP PRAM
3) check sound notifications in the mail preferences
4) check if the sound effects are marked preference system SOUND
5) repair disc
I believe that only in an update
Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2012 7:10 AM (in response to MARCELO APPLE)
I found 2 solutions that worked for me
1. Create a rule to run an apple script whenever you have new email (this apple script will make an alert sound). I have describled this method in detail on the 1st page of this thread
2. Add a new sound alert file in Mail Preferences/Generals/New Messages Sound/Add or Remove. This file should be in WAV form. After you add the file, it will appear in your new messages sound list like this (in this case I named the WAV file as Glass)
You can go to System/Library/Sounds to find all the default alert sounds. Copy one out to the desktop and then use iTunes to convert it into WAV. Then you can add the WAV file into Mail and choose that as your new messages sound. Finally, just to clarify, I put the new sound file in ~/Library/Sounds before I add it (from Finder click Go then hold Alt/Option to see Library folder) and I found that sometimes you need to restart Mail for this method to work while Apple script method will work everytime.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 9, 2012 7:15 AM (in response to MARCELO APPLE)
Another solution may work for you:
_ Go to Applications/Utilities/Audio MIDI Setup/ then change 2ch-24bit Interger to 2ch-32bit Float or in case if it's not 2ch-24bit Interger in default then try that option 1st.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2012 6:25 AM (in response to Mikaeldo88)
AppleScript Editor want a space in "isgreater".
The correct operator at least in 10.8.2 is "is greater".
So, the full script list will be something like:
tell application "Mail" to if (count of (every message of inbox whose read status is false)) is greater than 0 then do shell script "afplay '/Applications/Mail.app/Contents/Resources/New Mail.aiff'"
Currently Being ModeratedOct 21, 2012 3:10 PM (in response to Birrr)
Had the same problem with sound for outgoing and incomming mail not working after computer went to sleep.
Found an easy fix'
go to System Preferances-Energy Saver and uncheck the box for "Put hard disks to sleep when possible"
Found that system would not restart the sound after sleep but required a restart for it to work again, by unchecking this box system would not go into "hard sleep". worked like a charm for me.