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Testing, Testing

If you're from the trust but verify school of computing, you'll want to make sure that your rules work. Open a folder that contains email from all the different senders you've wired for sound. From the menu, click Tools, Rules And Alerts. In the E-mail Rules tab, click Run Rules Now. In Run Rules Now, shown in Figure 9, click the first sound rule you want to test.

Select any other options you need; then click Run Now. Did the trumpets sound? If not, press Escape, select the rule, and click Change Rule, Edit Rule Settings and see what you did wrong.

If the right sound sounded, test each of the other rules. Once they've all passed the test, click OK, crank up the volume, and head to the kitchen for a cup of coffee. Your computer will let you know what to do next.

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