I have a Bionic running Android 2.3.4. I receive mail on a few accounts via the stock Email app and would like a different notification tone for each e-mail account. Can that be done?

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This feature is already provided by many email apps including official Gmail app. Gmail app even allows to set different notification tone of different labels.

In Gmail, go to Settings ~> [Email-id of attached Account] (under Account Settings section) ~> Labels to Notify ~> [Label Name] ~> Ringtone (from pop-up). If your Gmail app doesn't have these settings, time to update it.

If you don't use Gmail app, specify your email app for further help. If your app doesn't provide this feature, you can't add it by your own in most of cases (unless app allows plugins). So, switch to another email client app.

  • I have found what you mentioned, thanks, but most of my accounts are not gmail and when my android sets these up it uses the "e-mail" client, not the "g-mail" client. How can I specify an alternate client? Mar 26, 2012 at 11:17
  • If you're using stock email client, simply switch to another client.
    – iOS
    Mar 26, 2012 at 15:27
  • Do you have a suggestion, there are an exceptional number of clients on android market. Mar 27, 2012 at 0:40

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