"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
"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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