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Create a Custom Sound

If you would like to create a custom sound to notify you when you receive special mail, then check out these options:

Open the Terminal.app in Applications Utilities. Enter the following after editing name and text sections. This will create a .aiff file on your Desktop using the selected voice in System Preferences > Accessibility > Speech.

cd Desktop

say -o "nameforfile" "Enter the text you want spoken here"

Save Text As Audio

How to Make a Mac Talk: Text to Speech

Check out AT&T Natural Voices

Samples:

Friends

Important Mail