I have the HTC Rhyme also. My email does notify me by sound and visual, this is what I did....
Mail, Menu soft key, More, Settings, Notification Settings, and make sure the email notifications box and the notification sound boxes are checked.
This sounds like you may have power manager set to disable connection when device is sleep, I cant say how yo fix but you can check under the Seyyings / Power option on phone that covers the option.
Another way to check this is to check the data ucon on top status menu when you wake device up and the issue appearsm if the icon is gone for a little after waking up then the connection is sleeping when phone enters sleep mode..
Yes, both are checked. Audio Notication - checked, Message Notification - checked, Vibrate - checked.
I have the Notification Flash set but still no light blinks when I get email. UGH!!!!
This option would be in these locations...
Settings / Sounds / Ringtones
Under Settings / Sounds / Notification
Open gMail > Left menu button > more > Settings > Scroll to notification area at bottom of list...... All these options works for gMail
Messaging >Left Menu Button > Message Settings > Email > Notifications........ All these control all email accounts.
Messaging >Left Menu Button > Message Settings > Text Messaging > Scroll to notification area of list........ All these control all SMS and MMS accounts
I have checked all of these and all are checked. I think my problem may be because I am using Hotmail. I tried setting up Hotmail under the Mail icon and did but it wouldn't automatically Push emails through. I then found a Hotmail App in the Droid Market, used that one and it works but only notifies me if my screen is on. If I turn it off it will only notify me once I reopen the screen. Is anyone else using Hotmail and having these issues?
Hotmail has issues at times and this is why the developer has been working on a Standalone Hotmail app..
i have the same problem and it is SO frustrating. i have checked, double, and triple checked all of my settings and they are all set to notify me when i receive emails...neither the mail widget nor gmail notifies me. they did when i first set my phone up, now it has stopped.