Is it possible to set vibrate notifications when receiving emails from a list of email addresses but not when receiving emails that don't come from that list? Either using the default Gmail app on a 2.3.5 Android phone or something else.

I have a bunch of labels defined, but on the Gmail App I got the following menu: Notification settings with:
Email notifications [x]
Labels to notify

In Labels to notify I only have:

Inbox off
Priority Inbox Zeta, Always, Notify once for new emails

But I can't add more labels to this menu...

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With Gmail if you set up label, you can set different notification sound including vibration per label.

This means in Gmail.com first of all you've to create a filter to apply a label to email address you want different notification.

After that Open Gmail in your phone, go to Menu -> Settings -> Your email address -> Manage Label -> Select created label. Here set the desired notification scheme.

  • On 2.3.5 I can't see a Label option in the Gmail App settings. Maybe with a different name?
    – 719016
    Mar 29, 2012 at 9:32
  • Can you see "Manage label" or something like that.
    – roxan
    Mar 29, 2012 at 10:44
  • Nope. This is version
    – 719016
    Mar 29, 2012 at 12:24
  • Unfortunately, 3 years later, this still appears to be the only way to do this. And the filter needs to be manually edited every time you want to add a new user, since Gmail filters can't use contact groups.
    – Josh
    May 14, 2016 at 20:53

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