Most everyone I know uses the consolidated message application to deal with their emails and SMS. While each email address comes with its own icon, it seems more expedient to hide those icons and just use the consolidated version. However, what if you want to keep email and SMS separate? I’ve seen this question posed quite a few times, so I thought I’d give it a whirl here. We’ll get to business after the jump.
First you’ll go to your messages application, and hit the Menu button. Select Options, then select General Options. Scroll down to the bottom of the first page, and you’ll see an option named SMS and Email Inboxes. It should be set to Theme Controlled by default. Click on it, and switch it to Separate. After you back out, you’ll notice a new icon on your desktop called SMS.
If you want to recombine them, just repeat the process and change it back to either Combined or Theme Controlled. Simple as that, baby.