In previous articles, I have mentioned things you can do in the macOS Notifications Preference Pane. Almost all of your Mac Apps use some type of Notifications. It does not hurt to scroll through the Apps in Notifications to see how each App is set up. I have to admit, sometimes I forget to look in Notifications when an App is not behaving properly. Case in point, my recent return to the Airmail Email App.
I like to test different Email Apps from time to time. Most of the time I end up using Airmail which like, but I am always on the lookout for a “new and improved” email client. Recently, after testing out a new Email App on my Mac, I returned to using my old standby, Airmail. When I first booted up the App, Airmail was not working right regarding notifications. I could not figure that out, until I had an epiphany. Why don’t I look in the “Notifications Preference Pane”?
Notifications are located in the System Preferences:
When you enter Notifications, scroll down to the App in question and adjust the notifications to your preferences:
As you can see in the image above, the Notifications for Airmail are activated. When I first went in there, they were turned off. You may be wondering why the Airmail Notifications were off when I use the App fairly frequently. When I am using a specific Email App I manually turn off Notifications for other Email Apps on my Mac. If I don’t, I can get several notifications which is annoying. So, the only notifications that are activated are for the current App I am using. When I went away from Airmail for a time, I turned off its Notifications. When I resumed using it, I just forgot to activate them again. I suppose that should be a big “Duh”, but sometimes we just overlook the obvious.
When you have the time, browse through your “Notifications Preference Pane”. You may see some Apps that need adjusting and some can be turned off altogether.