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    sound with email (outlook 2003)

    I have a user who wants to add sound to emails and have the sound play when the email is opened. Does anybody have any idea how to do this?

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    Re: sound with email (outlook 2003)

    Doesn't seem a good idea to me. To make a sound play automatically when an e-mail is opened probably requires scripting, and most anti-virus programs nowadays disable scripting in e-mails, or will even block the e-mail.

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    Re: sound with email (outlook 2003)

    Please remove me from this user's address book! <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    But seriously, I think there have been posts in the past on how to do this in an HTML message, similar to the way it is done on web pages, which I believe involves setting a "background sound" attribute somewhere. The thread might have been on the Outlook Express board; it has been a while... If that doesn't work, then as HansV notes, security restrictions are likely to block any other method of playing a sound file.

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    Re: sound with email (outlook 2003)

    Turns out Microsoft has an article on the web on the subject:

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistan...1182321033.aspx

    I finally got it to work, after Word shut down repeatedly. My user is happy - me: could not pay me to use this!
    Anyway, thanks a lot for your and Hans' help.

    itconc

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