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Prior to iOS 6, every mailbox on your device was stuck with the same notification and alert. This made things quite confusing, especially if you have more than one email address.

The good news is, now in iOS 6 you have the ability to set custom Notifications and Alerts for each mailbox. This is a great feature for those with multiple email accounts on one device.

If you’d like to setup custom mailbox alerts and notifications, watch the video or follow the steps below:

Step 1: Go into the Settings app on your device and tap on Notifications near the top.

Step 2: Find the “Mail” row below “In Notification Center” and tap on it. Here you’ll be able to choose a mailbox from the email accounts on your device.

Step 3: Once you’ve chosen a mailbox, you be presented with custom notification options for that account. Specify which type of Alert, Notification, and “New Mail Sound” you’d like to use for that mailbox. For a detailed overview of the options available, watch the video above.

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