The new Gmail features a tabbed interface that sorts e-mail into Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates, and Forums. While this does make your in-box look a bit tidier, it can make the transition to the new style frustrating when it comes e-mail alerts.
Thankfully, you can set alerts for each category, and even disable them for others. When you get an alert on your Android device, you'll know what kind of e-mail you're receiving, and whether you need to read it right now.
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Before you set the individual alerts, you need to make sure that notifications for your Gmail account are enabled. To do this: press the Menu button on your device while in Gmail and choose Settings from the pop-up menu. Next, tap on your account name and make sure the box next to Notifications is checked.