Turning of email notifications in MacOS and iOS
Sometimes I would like to easily turn off all the email notifications on my mac book air, iPad and iPhone. Currently I do this by going into Notifications on all three devices and disabling everything and then quiting Mail on the mac book air.
Surely there must be an easier way ? I would like the phone and texts to still work but not be bothered by emails popping up during the evening and starting my brain thinking about things I need to do tomorrow. Ideally I would like the counts not even to appear so I'm not thinking "5 emails have arrived I wonder what they are".
Of course I could have zen like calm and just not be bothered by the notifications. But that's a longer project :-).
On IOS - I turn off mail, on Mac- go offline from Mail App
On my iPhone/Ipad I usually turn off Email. Go to Settings->Mail and select the Account and turn off only email. I keep contacts and notes still on.
I only turn them back on when I am travelling. This way it keeps me focused and not always picking up the phone when I hear the sound.
On Mac- I have the email client open but it is on offline mode ( Right click on the account and select Take Account Offline).
The emails I write I save them as drafts and at predefined times I go on line (6 am, 10 am, 2 pm and 5 pm- inbox zero), send everything and collect/process what has been accumulated...