'new email' sounds on a per-account basis?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by chrisesposito, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

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    Is there anything like custom ringtones for different email addresses? Some email accounts I've got set up on my phone (3GS, 3.1.2) get emails that there is no real urgency about; I'll look at the when I have time. Others I'd like to look at as soon as they arrive. A different sound for each account would help with this.

    Chris
     
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    dhlizard

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    #2
    Nothing built in. Just one default received mail.caf
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    And since there is only one email-received sound file, there are probably no JB options, correct? I would like to be able to distinguish what emails are coming from specific accounts by tones. That would be super cool.
     
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    Small White Car

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    Get the app called 'Boxcar.'

    Your e-mail addresses must have the ability to forward a copy of new mail AND keep a copy in the in-box.

    Set up each account in Boxcar. It will send you a push noification when you get e-mail, and you can set a different sound for each account.

    I don't think you can use custom sounds, so this is not 100% what you asked for, but it does offer many built-in choices and you can pick a different one for each account so it'll get the job done.

    (Since you're getting push notices you can technically set all your e-mail accounts to 'Manual Fetch' instead of timed fetch or push. However, I like to set mine to 1 hour fetch. That way, if I accidentally miss a push notice I'll at least be notified within the next hour as a safety backup.)
     

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