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Is it possible to disable the notification sound for emails while still keeping the notification light and status bar notification?

I'm interested in this setting for a Motorola Photon (Gingerbread).

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If you can chose the notification sound for email separately, you could assign it an "empty" (silent) audio file. – Izzy Apr 14 '13 at 13:35
@Izzy thanks for the suggestion. I was trying to figure out if that was possible but the only options I see in Sound Settings are for Phone ringtone and Notification ringtone. Maybe there is a setting somewhere else that I did not see but I haven't been able to find it. – Gabriel Southern Apr 14 '13 at 17:15
You need to look in the Email application's settings, not the phone settings. Each app handles its notification sounds and settings independently. – eldarerathis Apr 14 '13 at 17:28
And often there's also one sound called "Silent" (i.e. no sound), which would then match your requirements. – Izzy Apr 14 '13 at 18:30

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