How to get email notification?

Discussion in 'iPhone 5' started by Carrera69, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. Carrera69

    Carrera69 New Member

    Nov 18, 2012
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    I have set up my email account on the iPhione 5 and get the emails when I go into the account.

    How can I get notification of a new email without going to check account?

    My texts come through immediately, even when phone switched off, can I set emails to do the same?
  2. Skull One

    Skull One Super Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 27, 2011
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    That is a trick question. Lets break this into two parts so you can see why and hopefully get you setup the way you want.

    When you setup an Email account there are two types. Push and Pull. So if you setup a Hotmail account, that would be Push. If you setup a Gmail account, it can be either. If you setup a POP3 account it will always be Pull.

    If it is Push account, then you can get instant notifications. If it is setup as a Pull account, then you have to setup a frequency for iOS to check. Anywhere from 15 minutes to never.

    But once you resolve that issue, then you need to setup the second side of the question.

    Settings -> Notification -> Mail.

    Once in there you can setup each account (I have 6 personally) to display the type of alert you want. So pick yours and then, you want to check out each setting to read its effect. Personally I setup my accounts with:

    Notification Center: On
    Alert Style: Banners
    Badge App Icon: On
    New Mail Sound: {What ever you want}
    Show Preview: On
    View in Lock Screen: On

    Hopefully you can resolve your issue now.

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