It is not uncommon for one person to have multiple email addresses, especially considering how easy it is to sign up for a free email account at someplace like Gmail or Outlook.com. Whether you use these different accounts for specific reasons is entirely at your discretion, but it is pretty normal to have one account primarily used for important messages, and other accounts that you use to sign up for newsletters and less important information. If you have all of your accounts configure on your iPhone 5, however, the notifications from the less-important account cou become an annoyance. Fortunately you can individually configure the notifications for your individual email accounts to ensure that you are only alerted about new messages to your important account.
If you already have an Outlook.com email account and havent set it up on the iPhone 5, you can follow the instructions here.
Customize Email Notifications for Different Accounts on the iPhone 5
The level of individual account and individual app notification settings is pretty impressive on the iPhone 5. We have previously discussed how to configure text message previews on the iPhone 5, as well as how to configure the LED flash for alerts, but there are an incredible amount of different setting combinations that you could be employing. So once you have followed the instructions below to set up notifications for your different email accounts, take some time to look at the other options that exist for the rest of the apps that you have installed.
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Select the Notifications option.
Step 3: Scroll down to the Mail option and select it.
Step 4: Select the email account for which you want to set configure specific notification settings.
Step 5: Choose the settings for that account.
Step 6: Press the Mail button at the top of the screen, then repeat steps 4 and 5 for each of the other accounts that you want to customize.
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Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
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