Outlook: Change the Reminder Sound

Did you know that you can change the sound that plays when a reminder comes up in Outlook? It's just like choosing a custom ring tone for your cell phone.

First, you need to have a sound file in .wav format somewhere on your computer. Next, go to the 'File' tab and choose 'Options'. Click 'Advanced' from the options on the left, then go to the fourth set of items that appear to the right - 'Reminders' (look for the icon of a bell). Next to where it says 'Play reminder sound:', click the 'Browse...' button. Locate the .wav file that you want to use as a reminder sound, then press 'Open'. Press the 'OK' button to exit the Outlook Options window.

Keep in mind that you're going to hear this sound every time a reminder comes up, so I recommend choosing something subtle and short in length.


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