Why does my iMac chime?

David October 25, 2011
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My iMac using AT&T U-verse ‘chimes’ every few minutes. I changed batteries in the mouse and keyboard- ┬áno effect. I am new to Macs and I feel sure it is some little thing I didn’t do. Any ideas?

  1. 2gehretts
    October 30, 2011 at 3:16 am

    I believe the chime is letting you know you have a new mail message....
    Claire

  2. Mike
    October 26, 2011 at 5:18 am

    I'm not sure what you mean by "chime" but from your description my first guess would be that what you are hearing is the sound of Apple Mail when it's done checking for new mails.