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When we talk about "notifications" for email accounts you've added in Shift, we are really referring to 3 main things:

 

  1. Badges (red numbers you see in the corners of your emails, as well as on the Shift icon in your taskbar or dock)
  2. Desktop notifications (the card pop-ups that appear on your screen)
  3. Notification sounds (the sounds that accompany desktop notifications)

Below are tips for how to manage notifications for each of your added emails.

 

Badges

Manage your unread badges that sit over your emails in your sidebar by heading into your settings:

 

  1. Go to Options (lower left corner) > Settings > Accounts > click the expand button on the left-hand side of each email account
  2. Go to Show unread emails badge and toggle it ON or OFF

 

For emails, you can also control whether or not you'd like the number of your unread messages to contribute to the app total for the Shift icon that sits in your taskbar or dock by toggling the Display total app unread count setting ON or OFF in the same page:

 

 

The badge displayed in your Shift taskbar or dock icon is the total of the unread badges you have across your added emails and apps.

 

Desktop notifications

Manage the desktop pop-ups that appear for your emails and calendar events by heading into your settings:

 

  1. Go to Options (lower left corner) > Settings > General > Functionality > scroll to find Show notifications (towards the bottom)
  2. Toggle this ON or OFF. This global setting will take priority over your individual settings, meaning:
    1. If you toggle this OFF, you will not receive desktop notifications at all
    2. If you toggle this ON, you can still turn off desktop notifications for individual accounts

 

To manage desktop notifications on an individual email account level:

 

  1. Go to Options (lower left corner) > Settings > Accounts > click the expand button on the left-hand side of each email account
  2. Go to Get email notifications and Show calendar notifications and toggle them ON or OFF

 

If you have calendar notifications turned on, you will get desktop notifications for any reminders set.

 

Notification sounds

You must disable desktop notifications (see above) to disable notification sounds for your emails. Desktop notifications and notification sounds are the same. If one is disabled, the other will be as well.

 

 


What's next?

Learn about managing notifications for apps here.

 

Learn how to use the Mute Notifications feature here.

 

Complete your setup and learn about Shift's best features in our Getting Started section here.

 

Need help?

Get in touch with our support team here.

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