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Managing Email

Once you’re back in a folder or inbox, you can manage your email. Swipe to the left on any of the messages in the list to reveal two icons: Move and Delete (4.34). Tapping Move brings up your folder list, into which you can move the message. Tapping Delete immediately deletes the message.


4.34 Swiping an email reveals these buttons.

If you want to move or delete a large number of emails at once (or a number greater than one for that matter), tap the Edit button editmail.jpg in the upper-right corner of the folder you’re in. All the emails will slide to the right, and checkboxes will appear to their left (4.35). Select the emails you want to edit by tapping them. As soon as one email is selected, the edit action buttons appear at the bottom of the display. When you’re in your combined inbox, you’ll have the actions Delete, Flag, and Mark Unread. If you’re in a Gmail account, you’ll see Delete, Archive, Move, and a Menu button that contains Flag, Mark Read/Unread, and Label.


4.35 You can mass-edit emails.

Delete, Mark Read/Unread, Move, and Label have been covered. Flagging a message applies a little flag to the message so that you know it is notable for some reason (4.36). These flags do show up in other email clients, so you could, for example, flag emails that you want to respond to when you get back to your computer.


4.36 Flag an email to note that it’s important.

Archive, for Gmail accounts, removes the email from your inbox but doesn’t delete it. The email is in your Archive folder, so you can find it later.

Tap Cancel to close out of editing mode.

You can also enter editing mode by long tapping an email in the list. This does the same thing as tapping the Edit button, with an added bonus: the email you long tapped is automatically selected, saving you a tap.

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