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  • Monsignor Paolo Level 1 (0 points)

    It's not working.

    Mac Pro 13 mid 2012.

    The problem's root is deeper then simple fight between processes for a one sound file.

  • DocF87 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've had the same issue since a long time. MacBook Pro Retina 15 mid 2012.

    Tried a lot but nothing seemed to resolve the problem finaly. Coincidentally I uninstalled Google Chrome because I do never use it and after that the mail-sounds work again without a problem!

  • tomjam Level 1 (0 points)

    I just now woke my MacBook from sleep and Mail insanely started to play the "sending" and "recieving" sounds for 3 minutes... Maybe a compensation for all not-played sounds for last month!

  • Monsignor Paolo Level 1 (0 points)

    OSX 10.9 - first, sound delayed for up to 10 seconds after notification banner, then no sound again.

    Waiting for 10.10.

  • Æ Apple User Æ Level 1 (0 points)

    Weird… After updating to OS X Mavericks, I have not experienced any problems. Instead, OS X Mavericks fixed them all.

  • Monsignor Paolo Level 1 (0 points)

    It wasn't any sound when I received your message few minutes ago.

    Second, after upgrade I don't see Mail overlay icon time to time, and some others too.

    It is many work for Apple.

  • Bruce_VA Level 1 (0 points)

    Strangely enough, just quitting the Chrome browser brought my alert sounds back. They hadn't worked for about 2 weeks. Even after restarting Chrome, the alerts still work. Thanks, DocF87!

  • Monsignor Paolo Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm not using Chrome, and I don't have any sounds in Mail.

  • Mini-Mac Level 3 (810 points)

    No new mail sound.......10.9

  • garygladstone Level 1 (5 points)

    I have exactly the same issue and rebooting temporarily restarts the sounds as normal.


    I found and quit the coreaudiod file. It apparently fixed the sound issue.


    I am a serious amateur with dangerous flyin' fingers so I should stop tinkering and ask if the coreaudiod file needs some kind of restarting or will simply closing the Activity monitor window be all that is needed?


    A one-time force  sleep foloowed by re-waking didn't make the sound problem reappear. I guess that's progress.


    Thanks for the suggestions. (I wish I knew what the heck I was doing.)




  • staygold512 Level 1 (25 points)

    This worked for me. Thanks

  • Montrose Level 1 (5 points)

    None of these fixes have ever worked for me consistently.  They have all been temporary fixes.  After a year and a half I have finally found a pemanent fix.  I think it is related to which mail server or carrier you use.  Recently when maverick came out I had all kinds of problems composing new email with the mail program and my GMAIL account.  Apple said it was a problem with gmail and not there mail program.  So I changed my mail server to  I went to gmail web site and forwarded all my mail from gmail to  It's been 2-3 months now and I have never lost my alert sounds again.  I could never go more than a couple of days before without the problem.  It happened on multiple mac devices.  I was surprised the issue was never corrected by apple. I had spoken to them countless times and they reassured me it was being looked at by the engineers.  I am now convinced that the problem is related to how different mail servers react to the mail program.  i would never have thought about it if I didn't have the problems composing new mail with GMAIL after maverick came out with their new mail app.  I never realized that different mail servers could interact with the osx app differently.  I hope this helps all of you who have suffered with this glitch since 10.8 came out 1.5 yrs ago.  Good luck.

  • MARCELO APPLE Level 1 (0 points)

    I really think that nobody thought of it until now not even the apple.

    the bad is that people like me who use several accounts can not exclude them.

    I consider a defect App Mail

  • garygladstone Level 1 (5 points)

    "...the bad is that people like me who use several accounts can not exclude them.

    I consider a defect App Mail "\


    Clearly it is the final responsibility of Apple. Can you imagine the personal cost of devoting owner-work time to attempt to solve the issue? Who pays for my hours of trying to fix it?


    You are correct. If the product stops working after four years, the responsibility for a solution belongs to the  product creator, not the user.



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