I have a Motorola Droid X2.
Now that I have a smart phone, I want to eliminate using text messages between my wife and myself. I thought a perfect way to accomplish this was to just use email with the smartphone. Well, it's not that simple.
Unless I'm missing something, the Notifications setting is an "all or nothing" type of deal. For example, if I want to get Notifications from the Gmail app when new mail arrives, then it has to apply across the board. I can set up multiple Gmail accounts within the app, but as far as I can tell there's no way to get notifications for firstname.lastname@example.org and not email@example.com. Well, I don't want to get notifications for my regular Gmail account. I only want it to notify me if my wife sends me a message. I figured I would be able to set up a separate Gmail account that was completely dedicated to the purpose of getting messages from my wife on my phone, but that does me no good unless I can make the phone only notify me when I get messages on that account.
Same thing goes with the "Messaging" app that came preinstalled on the phone. I can have as many accounts as I want, but there's only one place to specify whether I want Notifications enabled.
I just think this is a silly limitation. What I'd like to know is if I'm missing something in the Settings of these apps that will allow me to accomplish what I want, or if anyone can point me to another email app that can handle this?