Can I disable oe6 sound notification for spam/filtered mail?

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Hank Hill, Oct 30, 2003.

  1. Hank Hill

    Hank Hill Guest

    Ok, here's a question for the very intelligent people on this board.

    I have a sound clip play when I get mail, so I can go to the Outlook
    Express page to read new messages. Problem is that I've been getting
    a lot of these annoying sobig messages, so this damn sound clip is
    playing so much it is getting aggravating.

    I already have a filter that deletes those particular emails
    immediately, but the sound still plays, and I have to go check my
    mail, wasting a little bit of time each on each occurence.

    So that's the question: How can I tell OE not to play that clip when a
    message has gone straight to 'Deleted Items'.

    The one work around I am about to try is to tell the filter to leave
    the message on the server. Then when my isp warns me that my mail box
    is getting full, I'll go online and clear out all those sobig emails.

    I'd prefer not to do it that way, but I may try that to see if it
    works.

    Thanks for any and all responses.

    gene
     
    Hank Hill, Oct 30, 2003
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  2. Hank Hill

    Hank Hill Guest


    Sorry to respond to my own post, but I meant to include in a signature
    that the email attached to my message is just a spam collector, so
    please respond to the group.
    Please respond to group; email address only for spam. Thanks!
     
    Hank Hill, Oct 30, 2003
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  3. Hank Hill

    Thor Guest

    Go to the sounds applet in the control panel, and disable the new mail
    notfication sound. You can't disable sound just for mail that goes to
    deleted items. It's all or nothing.


    ...
     
    Thor, Oct 30, 2003
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  4. Hank Hill

    Hank Hill Guest

    Thor, thanks for the input. That confirms my hunch on this issue.
    Here's the work around I came up with:

    Since most of the sobig junk (for me anyway) comes during the evening
    and overnight, I will run a filter which leaves these messages on the
    server. Then in the morning, I'll switch to the filter that downloads
    and deletes them.

    I did this last night and in the morning I had about 10 sobig emails
    download, one notification sound of course. Once those emails start
    again tonight, I'll switch back to the 'leave on server' filter. The
    problem with leaving this filter on all the time is that checking
    email is a little slower while OE searches the headers on the server
    and filters them out every time it checks the mail.

    Thanks again.


    Please respond to group; email address is just for spam. Thanks!
     
    Hank Hill, Oct 30, 2003
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  5. Hank Hill

    Thor Guest

    If you are confident in your message filter getting the correct ones
    (assuming you are using OE message rules) then you could set the action to
    "delete from server", which would prevent you from having to even download
    the sobig messages.
     
    Thor, Oct 31, 2003
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