Mail App Notifications

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  1. kilcher, Sep 14, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2016

    kilcher macrumors 65816

    kilcher

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    Not sure if this is possible or if I'm just missing it. Trying to reduce the amount of email I receive at my main email address so my Apple Watch will stop alerting me to things I don't need to see. Decided to set up an alias through iCloud for this purpose. This is what I have...

    email@me.com - My current email address. I want to use this for personal emails that I want to be alerted to.

    email@icloud.com - Email alias for signing up for forums, mailing lists, etc. I want tor receive these on my phone but don't need to be alerted to them on my phone or watch.

    As far as I can tell I can only set one alert for both accounts. It looks like the alias may just forward the email to your main account. If that's the case it's not really going to do what I want. Anyone know of a way I can be alerted to @me.com emails but not @icloud.com emails?
     
  2. yankeebobo macrumors regular

    yankeebobo

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    I got around this by using an external email for subscription sites and turning off that notification. The other option would be turning off notification on icloud but using VIPs. Looking at the long haul that may not be as effective as the list you wish to receive grows but not worthy of being VIPs. A simple gmail account works for forums and such. Good spam filter.

    Auto forward all email from your icloud to gmail and delete automatically after successful test. Then done.
     
  3. kilcher thread starter macrumors 65816

    kilcher

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    I kind of want to receive most of the emails, just want to read them at my leisure and not be notified when they come in. After a lot of looking it doesn't appear at though there's a way to disable notifications on an iCloud alias without also disabling notifications on the main account. Going to use an old Outlook account I have and disable notifications on that one. As emails come in I'll just go to those accounts and change the email address to the Outlook account.
     
  4. yankeebobo macrumors regular

    yankeebobo

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    Exactly. I want those emails as well. For anything coming into the cloud , a simple forward rule right in icloud works too in case. Then I simply make one change.
    Evolution is the act of realizing that when you signed up for all these sites you had one idea in mind. Now you want to change your flow. Haha
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Alternatively you could potentially set up an iCloud server-side filter/rule (if those are available) to place your new messages to the alias into a different folder (instead of Inbox basically) and not have your notifications notify you of new messages in that folder.
     
  6. yankeebobo macrumors regular

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    I have not seen a way to isolate notifications based on folder. Its icloud on or off. Unless I’ve missed something along the way. This would be ideal.
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I think it depends on if you have Push or Fetch enabled. I think for push you get to select which folders send the push notifications, for Fetch I think it just gets Inbox by default and that's it (so it wouldn't even pick up notifications for new messages in other folders).
     

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