Have you ever wished you could set different ringtones for different types of e-mail the way you can for phone numbers? You can, with the latest version of Gmail (2.3.5), now available in the Android Market. With it, you can set distinct ringtones for each Gmail label you use. Here's how:
Before starting, make sure you have at least one Gmail label created and a filter that uses that label.
Step 1: Open your Gmail app and press the Menu Key, More, then Settings.
Step 2: If you have more than one Google Account set up on your Android phone, select the account you want to manage. Once you're in account settings, scroll all the way to the bottom and press "Sync inboxes and labels."
Step 3: Select the label you want to create the ringtone for and make sure that it is set to sync (last four days or all).
Step 4: Return to account settings and now touch "Labels to notify."
Step 5: Select the label you want to set a ringtone for and check the box next to "Email notifications," which will highlight the ringtone and vibrate options. After you've selected the ringtone you want, press OK, and then exit account settings.
Voilà! Now you know how to set a ringtone for your Gmail labels so that you can tell what kind of e-mail you've received or from whom without even having to look at your phone.