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developerWorks: Make Incoming E-mail Play Custom Tunes

Jan 29, 2007, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Harrington)

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"Developers have long made advancements in visual notifications of arriving e-mail. Today, we see everything from simple icons changing color and shape to pop-up notifications to detailed summaries from sliding windows. Developers have not spent as much effort making sound notifications deliver anything beyond the recorded AOL voice effusing, 'You've got mail.' In the open source world, the best to hope for is your computer tooting different sound files based on the account or storage area where your e-mail landed.

"This article shows how to create and play back custom sound files based on the content of incoming e-mail messages..."

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