Currently Being ModeratedJul 1, 2012 3:11 AM (in response to Fancytricks)
as a matter of interest is your mac connected by Ethernet and wifi. Mine was. Turned wifi off and the email problem appears to have disappeared.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 1, 2012 9:33 AM (in response to Fancytricks)
No, that's not it. My wife (who has this problem) does not have a GMail account, much less a GMail/Mail connection. Also, your theory does not explain the lack of any outgoing mail sound when any message is sent from Mail. Also, I'd be surprised if the IMAP sync process causes any "email sent" sound to occur. If it does, I'd also consider that a bug.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 2, 2012 3:55 AM (in response to Nale in Scotland)
Yeah Gmail or IMAP any email you have with these will do the same thing.
Wifi / Ethernet no change. It's when you have internet conection.
Notes about this:
1. I only hear it when my computer has been asleep.
2. I get it all the time when I switch from Home to Work wifi.
Let me see if I can figure it out if I am right, as it's bugged me for months now.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 2, 2012 4:05 AM (in response to Fancytricks)
Happened to me after upgrading to Lion but for 3 days now, I have switched wifi off on 3 Macs here and only connect via Ethernet and the problem appears to have gone.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 2, 2012 4:22 AM (in response to Nale in Scotland)
also I can't work it out. Is it a woosh or a shwoooooowwwhhh?
I have a feeling that it could be the buddy signing out sound on imessage / ichat?
Could it be that...
Currently Being ModeratedJul 2, 2012 4:34 AM (in response to Fancytricks)
Nope. It's a million percent the incoming email sound. If I have 90 incoming emails it goes off 90 times....
Or it did before I stopped connected by Wifi & Ethernet together.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 2, 2012 7:34 AM (in response to Pagemakers2)
Perhaps there are two different issues that have similar symptoms?
This message is about the sound of outgoing mail when nothing is sent. The most critical common symptoms of this problem are: 1) The outgoing mail sound is not heard when mail is sent from within Mail; and 2) Multiple outgoing mail sounds are heard in rapid succession at a seemingly-random later date.
In my wife's case, it happened with a nearly-new Macbook Air, running Lion. The Air is the only device she uses to access her one POP-based email account. About two weeks ago, Mail starting playing the outgoing mail sound properly. Maybe it was an update? Or maybe it momentarily straightened out after a restart? Anyhow, for the time being, all is well.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 2, 2012 8:14 AM (in response to BobTheDeveloper)
I suggest you all to read the posts on the first page of that thread.
You will see that even when you change the outgoing mail sound from Whooosh to something ekse, the periodic Whooosh sound continues....
No Whoosh when you device is offline !!! When back to online, immediate whoosh and then, periodically again...
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2012 2:25 AM (in response to Nale in Scotland)
I'm having the same problems, well, sometimes. I haven't been able to find out under what circumstances this happens, I do know that it occurs sometimes when I wake my MacBook Air.
Just now it did the same thing, last time was already a couple of weeks ago. It keeps going until I actually do something (not even related to Mail itself). It's a very weird bug which I have no idea of why it'd happen.
Also note that my Mail application is broken in more ways. I can't search for text (in subjects, body's etc.) in any of my mailboxes, although I can search for senders and recipients (these problems occured since 10.7.2 I believe, although I never installed 10.7.1 and went from 10.7.0 directly to 10.7.2 with a Combo Update)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2012 4:30 PM (in response to JoostK)
It's odd I have been installing CS6 last week. I had to do a permission replair and havn't heard it since.
I was getting this every day since then.
Don't worry about the combo update, it's good to run them as it makes sure everything is installed correctly. You should upgrade to 10.7.4.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 12, 2012 4:15 AM (in response to BobTheDeveloper)
I'm seeing this also, on Lion and Mountain Lion on my Macbook Pro.
The issue is:
1) Sometimes mail does not play the sent mail sound.
2) Connecting headphones triggers a flurry of sent mail/new mail sounds.
It seems that the sounds are queued up and connecting headphones makes the audio subsystem to flush them in succession.
Repair permissions/reinstall combo updades does not fix this. Upgrading to mountain lion also does not fixes this.
If you notice that mail is not playing the sent mail sound, try connecting headphones and see if you get the same behaviour I'm seeing.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 12, 2012 5:17 AM (in response to sjds)
I think we are getting closer here! You are right.
Generally when I get into work I plug everything in including my 3.5mm jack for speakers..
It was only when this was plugged in I would see this happeneing.. Interesting...
Currently Being ModeratedJul 12, 2012 5:25 AM (in response to Fancytricks)
No I don't worry about Combo Updates, just stating as much as information as I know to maybe find a specific cause I am on 10.7.4 already, which hasn't made any difference.
Also, the headphones suggestion does not apply to me, as I never use the headphone jack of my MacBook Air.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 12, 2012 5:33 AM (in response to JoostK)
Just stating that I notice this after connecting the headphones. I don't recall hearing this through the built-in speakers.
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Currently Being ModeratedJul 12, 2012 2:15 PM (in response to Nale in Scotland)
As the person who started this thread 43 replies ago, let me jump in and say a few things:
1) First, many thanks to all of you who have helped me to realise that this is a wide-spread problem and not just a fault with my machine.
2) In that I am still on OS 10.6.8 it is clear that this is not just a Lion problem.
3) I hear the sound on the speakers of the iMac.
4) When I send an e-mail I am hearing the expected stereo "Whoosh" sound that goes from left to right when I send the message. No problem there...
5) I hear the same sound only now and then when I start up Mail... as if some phantom e-mail is being sent out. It seldom happens and I never get a multiple "Whoosh".
6) When I check the "Sent" box, nothing new appears there after a phantom "Whoosh".
So, I am still puzzled and wish that someone from Apple would join in and explain...