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VIP Email Settings?Support

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  1. katesings

    katesings Member


    I use the stock email program on the note, and honestly it works fine, however on my previous phone (iPhone 4) there was a setting called VIP. This setting would prioritize emails from specific users of my choice, so that they would stand out and I could configure notifications seperately for them.

    For reference I have 2 different exchange accounts linked to the email program. I've tried to use non-stock email programs however, I don't want to have to switch profiles to check the different accounts.

    Or is there a way to color code different email accounts?

  2. evohicks

    evohicks Well-Known Member

    Something similar although not the same as VIP, I had that on my Ipad also before I sold it for being redundant ;)
    Ok hit the stock email app/ left soft button/settings/General Preferences....scroll down and hit Priority senders, then add your choices ;)
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  3. whitecollar

    whitecollar Clericus Geekicus VIP Member

    If you use the Gmail app you can make the 'priority inbox' the default. What I do is have my other email forward to the Gmail app. There are lots of third party apps which are good. K9 had some features I really liked and I used it for quite a while.
  4. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    I don't think there's a way to color code the different email accounts, but you can Name them however you like, so that they can be distinguished by name. I currently have 2 gmail accounts, 2 email accounts (setup through exchange) and 1 pop mail (AOL). All of them have different titles, so that I can distinguish the emails that come in on the notification bar.

    As for the VIP function that was on the iPhone, I know that the Gmail app has a function that can be set to give priority to emails from specific senders, but I don't know if the stock email app has that capability.
  5. katesings

    katesings Member

    Thanks for showing me this, I've added addresses to my priority senders and nothing changed. I have gotten emails from those on my priority senders list and they are in no way marked differently and, I thought there was supposed to be a priority mailbox, but that didn't show up. Anything I am missing?
  6. BWB8771

    BWB8771 Active Member

    @katesings - did you ever succeed in getting the Priority Senders settings to do anything for you?

    I'm rather keen to get that to work but, from my Googling it seems it will really only work for POP email, not my Exchange OTA-type accounts. Boo.
  7. glensantacruz

    glensantacruz Member

    There are a few Android apps that do VIP email, The one I use works with IMAP, POP3 and Exchange via IMAP or the EWS protocol. It supports use cases like:

    • Override phone's silent profile with 'Godzilla Roar' email alert my wife emails
     • Only play an email alert between 8am and 7pm Monday to Friday
     • When yahoo finance emails a stock quote read it aloud with a text to speech email alert
     • Repeat the email alert sound until cancelled when the email is from my accountant

    It is a comprehensive VIP solution similar to the old BlackBerry tier 1 support.

    The only negative for Exchange is that it doesn't support ActiveSync.

    But it supports everything discussed in this thread. It is called eNotify Lite. It is a free app with no restrictions.

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