Notify

Here's one for all you gmail users. You have the option to be notified of only the first e-mail in a thread, or with each sequential message of the thread, depending on how often you like to be bugged I like to be notified of each email in the thread because generally they are important, and I don't like to miss out on important stuff. With the recent updates to the GMail application Google has burried the settings a bit further in the menu, but let's take a quick look at how to change the setting for yourself.

  1. Launch the GMail App
  2. Press menu, then more, then settings
  3. Click on the account you wish to manage
  4. Scroll to the bottom and select labels to notify
  5. Click on inbox then the bottom option "notify once" is what you will want to toggle

Having the box checked will notify you only of the first message, and unchecking the box will ensure that you are notified of each message that arrives. 

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THANKS

li2327 says:

Thanks. That's good info.

SaHiLz says:

That is a ICS theme?

skeeve says:

How do you get the notification with the sender info and subject every time? As far as I can see it only does that if the email in question is the only unread one you have. Otherwise the notification just tells you how many unread messages you have. I would love to get a notification for EACH email with each email's information. Or at least to have the option to do that.

UncleMike says:

Uh, it doesn't work this way at all. It has nothing to do with threads - only whether previous notifications have been cleared or not.

How it actually works: once you've been notified of new Gmail, if this feature is enabled (checked), you will not receive additional notifications until after you clear the original notification. If the feature is disabled (unchecked), you will receive notification for every new Gmail, regardless of whether the previous notifications have been cleared. Which thread the message is associated with has nothing to do with it.

I think the "Android 101" series is a great idea, but considering your target audience, telling them the wrong thing is worse than not telling them at all.

KennyFrench says:

The issue I'm having is, if I clear a notification or access the Gmail app on my Android device - either my Motorola X or Sony Tablet - and then delete the new email whilst on my PC, I get another email notification on my devices. Or, if I read an email - either on my computer or one of my devices - and then mark it as unread, I get another notification on my devices.

1st of Five says:

I just bought my Motorola Droid a few days ago and I'm having a terrible time trying to get my voicemail messages. They ask if you want English - yes - I press "l" and they tell me that has been changed, but then they ask for a password -- but only the calculator comes up and when I slide out the keboard, it won't accept what I type in -- only accepts numbers -- so I tried that with a special number as the password - only to be rejected. I have done that 5 x's and still not able to access my voicemessages.

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1st of Five says:

I just bought my Motorola Droid a few days ago and I'm having a terrible time trying to get my voicemail messages. They ask if you want English - yes - I press "l" and they tell me that has been changed, but then they ask for a password -- but only the calculator comes up and when I slide out the keboard, it won't accept what I type in -- only accepts numbers -- so I tried that with a special number as the password - only to be rejected. I have done that 5 x's and still not able to access my voicemessages.

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hi are these instructions the same for a Hotmail account? I would like to know how to stop the email chime completely for email notification, and just have it show in writing as a notification not as a chime or ring. how do I change this setting on the galaxy s3?