My neighbour has asked me to make his laptop 'chime' when he receives e-mails.
He uses Vista (of which I have no idea). I went into: control panel > sounds. I scrolled down a bit & found the E-Mail icon. I clicked that & he picked a 'chime'. At first nothing happened,,,, until I looked at his Volume control, which was turned right down. I turned it up & did a 'Test'. The required 'chime' sounded & all seemed o.k. I got a message from him last night saying that he dosn't get chime in real life.
Where I use O.Express, he uses whatever BT-Internet comes up with.
The problem with having the BT tool bar is that for Email notification the browser would have to be running. So I have downloaded a small program called Eprompter. It is a little fiddly to first set up but I find it very convenient. It flashes an icon and makes a sound whenever I receive an Email. Here is one of the many sites from which you can download it. click here