Another minor improvement has been made to the Apple Mail App with the ios8 email changes. When you’re typing in the subject line, a bell appears. Allowing you to turn on email thread notifications, further improving the functionality of the Mail app.
iOS 8 email notifications means that you can turn on and off email alerts for each email that you send. The flag allows you to set a notification on a particular email thread. It’s pretty common to turn off notifications for every single email, so this way you can make sure you don’t miss any important ones. It only appears as an option when you are typing in the subject line. Fill in the addresses and when you get to the subject, you’ll see the bell appear:
When you see the bell, you can tap on it to see the options for getting notified. It’s pretty basic, so your options are limited to either receive notifications, or not.
Then with it on, send your message. When you get a reply, you’ll see it on your lock screen (if you have that enabled). Now you can get notified of just the messages you really need to know about, and find them at a glance in your inbox:
To disable notifications once you don’t need them any more, swipe right to left on one of the messages in the thread, then tap “More”. At the bottom of the dialog you can tap Disable to stop being notified:
Now you don’t have to worry about missing an important message, plus just as importantly, you don’t have keep being notified once you get the important part.