Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2012 9:51 PM (in response to Lady Engineer)
Any updates on this issue? I have a Late 2011 MBPr and I have this issue. Killing coreaudiod allows alert sounds to work again temporarily. It would be nice to have a permanent fix.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2012 7:44 AM (in response to Lady Engineer)
I started this thread, and have all my updates, no junk apps, clean system and IT STILL DOES NOT ALERT ME WITH A SOUND IF I HAVE NEW MAIL.
VERY FRUSTRATED, ESP IF YOU ARE BUSY AS I AM DAILY. IF I AM ACROSS THE ROOM, THE SOUND WOULD ATTRACT ME TO SEE WHAT MAIL JUST CAME IN..
sorry for shouting, but very frustrated with this.... COME ON APPLE, PLEASE FIX THIS!!!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2012 8:09 AM (in response to Lady Engineer)
I'm also disappointed
I paid U $ 3400 on a machine and I have no sound from email
It's really frustrating
I know that is not part of this topic
One thing to be making me very angry this APPLE
It is the lack of IPHONE 5 in apple stores
And sales marketing (ridiculous) the APPLE
Inform the client to go to a line in the morning
and in the end comes to (BAD Joke) maybe we are not sure
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2012 8:15 AM (in response to Lady Engineer)
OSX 10.8.3 is out soon. I've pretty much resolved the issue by disabling Power Nap.... Sound is consistently on now so it works for me. Power Nap IMO needs some serious work. Backups where working oddly with this on (Time Capsule never dismounting after backup) since 10.8.2 so I'm hoping 10.8.3 will finally fix these issues but we will see. My recommendation to all would be to simply disable Power Nap for the time being.... (Not a full fix, I know) but it does greatly reduce occurances of the problem until Apple get his sorted out... Who knows, perhaps 10.8.3 will be the cure and it should be right around the corner as it just commenced Beta testing...
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2012 8:19 AM (in response to DMILETTE)
Where is powernap.
also, my IT guy is here, and he did this.
uncheck sound box in preferences for e-mail.
close mail program
re-open mail program
re check box
re-select sound you would like hear
re open mail
is works now let see if it stays
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2012 8:35 AM (in response to Lady Engineer)
FYI, you only have Power Nap if you have an SSD (Solid State Disk), so most MacBook Pros do not have this option.
Also, what is working for me is killing "coreaudiod" whenever alerts stop playing. It's a workaround, but it works.
Here are the steps:
1. Open Activity Monitor from Applications->Utilities
2. Set the process filter at the top to "All Processes".
3. Find coreaudiod in the process list.
4. Select coreaudiod and choose "Quit Process".
Your alert sounds should be back, at least until the issue occurs again.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 28, 2012 8:37 AM (in response to Lady Engineer)
I posted before when I had this problem when I first installed Mountain Lion. When my iMac went to sleep I lost new sound alerts. However, I did nothing but be patient and eventually the sound issue resovled on its own. I'm not sure if this had anything to do with an update from Apple or not but I no longer have the issue anymore.
Hope they fix it for the rest of you.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 5, 2013 12:46 PM (in response to Lady Engineer)
My brand new 4 day old macbook pro with Mountain Lion developed this problem almost immediately. I am no engineeer, butI discovered something that seems to lhave corrected this, temporarily at least. There are two sound settings--one on the main Mac Preferences, under sound, "select an alert sound", and another on the mail application preferences, where you can again select the sound you want. I checked both places and discovered that I checked two different sounds--one on each of lthe preference pages. When I coordinated them with the same choice, the sound resumed and the "swish" for sent mail reappeared. Could it really be that simple?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 7, 2013 7:39 AM (in response to Lady Engineer)
I had this same problem. I was able to fix it by going to System Preferences, Sound, Sound Effects, where I found that no output device was selected. So I selected the speakers. Fixed.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 8, 2013 8:57 AM (in response to Lady Engineer)
I take back my previous post. The problem came back today. I got it working again (temporarily I assume) by following brentdo's post (Activity Monitor, All processes, search on core, quit coreaudiod, then restart Mail.)
We'll see what tomorrow brings.