I forgot about this. Yes, it's annoying. At first I thought is was cool when a sound went off and the mail icon was blinking... I clicked the button and I actually had a new email. Even the second time I thought is was cool... until I clicked the mail button and found that I did not have any new email. After the second time though the sound and blinking icon became annoying as there was never any new email.
I love that we get a sound for when we have a new mail. I would have preferred a Voice Over saying "Incoming Transmission" and that it actually only played when there was a new mail. Not like it is now when it is set on repeat even with an empty inbox.