The notification area of the Windows Phone 10 lock screen is priceless. From an email workflow, the benefit of the lock screen is to quickly see if any new messages have come in. This is especially useful as it saves you time from keying in your passcode and checking your account for new messages.
If you are like me you may have multiple email accounts on your Windows phone. Like me, you may also prefer to track how many new messages each email account has received on your lock screen. By default Windows Phone isn’t configured this way. Rather it tells you the aggregate number of all email messages across all accounts in a single notification. In the picture above the number two is actually two email accounts that have received one message each. This may be good for some but when I have both work and personal email accounts on my phone I want to know which account has the new message to determine if it needs immediate attention.
In this guide, we show how to create a separate message count on your lock screen for two email accounts. In our example, one account will be a work account on Exchange and the other will be a personal account on Outlook.com.