I find the email option to "display a notification when new mail arrives" (under Tools > Options) to be unreliable in Outlook 2000, e.g., it seems to stop working after the first mail message of the session arrives. So I set up a rule to notify me both visually and audibly. The rule works very well as far as visual notification is concerned; but the audible feature seems to work for only the first 2 messages that I receive during a session. Is there a way to ensure that the sound will play every time (I selected the default .wav file in the rule.)

Thanks for your help.