My work and personal emails are attached to my phone. I'd like to avoid getting any notifications of work emails after hours.

If this can be done with Tasker, I can't figure out how. I can disable notifications in the gmail settings manually, but not sure how to affect this setting with Tasker.

  • I still want to receive notifications to my personal email
  • I still want to receive notifications in general
  • I still want my work email to sync (so I can check if I need you)

2 Answers 2


Toggling the syncing of Gmail for the account is the best option. Turning of Gmail sync on a Google account in Android does not prevent you from fetching mail for that account via a method such as "pull to refresh" when you are viewing that account in the Gmail app.

I use Synker to integrate with Tasker, though I know there are other apps that expose Tasker control of specific sync settings on an account by account basis.

The basic outline I have is as follows:

  • A profile named "Work" whose conditions are a combination of a time, 9am-5pm, and a Date, Mon-Fri. It has the same entry and exit task.
  • A task named "Work" that has two items: one to set the sync options of my work Google account to have Gmail sync on that is conditional on if %PACTIVE ~ *Work*, one to set the sync options of my work Google account to /not/ sync Gmail if %PACTIVE !~ *Work*

If I want to read work email when sync is not on for that account, I just open Gmail, switch to that account, and swipe down ("pull to refresh"), fetching the messages from the server.


Try the app Quiet for Gmail from here https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sgarcia.quiet_for_gmail

It toggles the sync of your email accounts on a schedule you can define. In addition to that, you can also override your schedule for special occasions, like a bank holiday.

  • This is great, thanks. Really quick and easy.
    – Machisuji
    Commented Aug 30, 2018 at 14:39

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