A quick question with perhaps no answer,

How can I enable push notifications of emails?

What currently happens when I get an email is that my phone vibrates or rings, then I look at the locked screen and no information is displayed.

I'd like a preview of the email in a notification window with at least the sender.

I currently have 3 mailboxes, one in google, one in hotmail, the other a private work exchange server.

Is there a solution to receive push notifications for all of my mailboxes?


You're talking about the notification settings for Mail, not whether push is on. To see new mail messages in the Lock Screen:

Settings > Notifications > Mail > Make sure "View in Lock Screen" is turned ON.

If you're concerned about your mail's push settings, those are in:

Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendar > Fetch New Data > Make sure "Push" is set how you want it.


For iOS 11+ users, find Push Mail’s Parameters by going to Settings > Accounts & Passwords > Fetch New Data.

  • The OPs question was about Notifications and not Push settings. How does this answer address Notifications?
    – fsb
    Jul 17 '18 at 17:29

There is no push for mail settings for iPhone 5

  • Welcome to Ask Different! We're looking for long answers that provide some explanation and context. Don't just give a one-line answer; explain why your answer is right, ideally with citations. Also, this is in direct contradiction to the currently provided information in the other answer (and my own knowledge); could you expand on what makes you say this?
    – grg
    Jul 21 '14 at 19:07

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