Specifically, the notification (both unlocked & locked screen) in iOS. I have setup two mail accounts (iCloud and another server). When I receive a new message, the notification shows the sender, subject and the first row of the message’s body.

Is it possible to show the account where the mail was received?

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That is not possible using the default Mail app. It only allows you to differentiate between VIPs and regular senders (by placing a ☆ next to VIPs).

If you want to differentiate which account received an email within a notification, you would need to use a separate app for one of your accounts. You will then get separate notification settings for that app, and a different notification icon as well.

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    Thank you, I am using the Inbox by Gmail app also, so I just wanted to use the default Mail app. Whereas it's not possible, i am closing this thread. Thanks again.
    – steven967
    May 18, 2016 at 6:23

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