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Stay Sane with Multiple Email Accounts on an iPhone by Using Different Apps

Dec 20, 2012 - 10 Comments
Multiple email accounts on iPhone as managed with different apps

Many of us juggle multiple email accounts these days, one for work, one for personal, one for various web signups, and whatever else. While you can easily configure the default iOS Mail app to manage multiple accounts and inboxes and flip between them yourself, another approach is to separate the mail accounts completely by using … Read More

Add Bold, Underline, & Italics to Stylize Text in iOS Mail

Dec 15, 2012 - 5 Comments
Style text in iOS Mail

Stylizing text with bold, underline, or italics in the iOS Mail app is easily done with the same tap-and-hold contextual menu that also allows you to select text, block quote, and insert photos. To access the text styling menu: Tap and hold on any text in Mail app, choose “Select” and adjust the sliders to … Read More

Reply to Email Smarter By Quoting Selected Text in iOS Mail

Dec 11, 2012 - 2 Comments
Reply to selected text on an iPhone with Mail

We’ve all been there, part of an extraordinarily length email thread and there’s really only a small portion of it that’s necessary to respond to, but without the proper context the reply may not seem complete or even inappropriate. Rather than quoting the entire email and explaining the response, use smart quotes to reply only … Read More

Create a New Email with Attachments Quickly by Keyboard Shortcut in OS X

Oct 20, 2012 - 12 Comments
Set keyboard shortcut for creating a new mail with attachment

Dragging files into the Mail Dock icon is a quick way to send out email attachments, but if you’re faster with the keyboard, try setting up a keyboard shortcut to perform the same task instead. This makes any selected file(s) from the Finder just a speedy keystroke away from being sent off in an email:

Compose a New Mail Message with an Attachment by Drag & Drop

Oct 17, 2012 - 4 Comments
Drag and drop a file into Mail for instant mail attachment

Surely everyone knows by now that you can drag and drop files directly into Mail messages to attach those files to an email, but did you know you can instantly create a new email with an attachment by dragging the file in question to Mail’s Dock icon instead? Try it out, drag any file directly … Read More

Access Drafts from Mail in iOS Quickly with a Tap and Hold

Oct 12, 2012 - 2 Comments
Open Drafts quickly on iPhone and iPad

Most people will tap back from their inbox to Mailboxes and then Drafts to access any email drafts on an iPhone or iPad, but rather than doing that you can quickly jump to a list of Drafts in Mail app by just tapping and holding on the Compose icon. Doing so will present you with … Read More

Rearrange Order of Mail Accounts and Mailboxes Easily in iOS 6

Oct 6, 2012 - 7 Comments
Rearrange Mail inboxes in iOs

Have multiple inboxes and different mail accounts set up on your iPhone or iPad? Changing the order of your mailboxes is easier than ever from iOS 6 onward, you don’t even have to go into Settings anymore. Instead, just do the following right from the Mail app: Tap “Mailboxes” Tap “Edit” then drag mailboxes as … Read More

Email Photos from iOS the Easy Way

Oct 2, 2012 - 4 Comments
Insert a photo into email on iPhone

Emailing photos from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is easier than ever before from iOS 6 onward, because you can now attach pictures right from the mail composition screen. This is much simpler than the copy and paste method that was often used before, and here’s how to use the newer “Insert” feature: Tap … Read More

How to Mark eMail as Unread in iOS

Sep 27, 2012 - 5 Comments
Mark mail as unread in iOS

One of the many subtle changes to iOS after 6.0 is how marking emails works in the Mail app. While there used to be a very obvious “Mark as Unread” option sitting atop each open email, that action has been moved to a new flag menu that rests in the toolbar of messages. If you’re … Read More

Check Mail in iOS 6 with a Pull-to-Refresh Gesture

Sep 22, 2012 - 4 Comments
Check Mail in iOS 6 with a pull-to-refresh gesture

Mail generally automatically checks itself when launched, or every some-odd amount of minutes based on your Push and Fetch settings. From iOS 6 onward the familiar circle “Refresh” button is gone from the lower left corner though, but that doesn’t mean you can’t forcibly check mail yourself when you want to. To immediately check for … Read More

Have Your iPhone or iPad Read Emails To You & Speak to Write Back

Aug 31, 2012 - 4 Comments
Speak emails to you in iOS

Want to have your emails read to you? How about talking to write out a reply rather than poking around on the touch screen? You can easily do both in iOS, so the next time you need to read and write emails while you’re on the go or driving, consider using the awesome text-to-speech and … Read More

Manage eMail Better with VIP Lists and VIP Notifications in OS X Mail App

Aug 21, 2012 - Leave a Comment
VIP Inbox in OS X helps to manage email overload

It seems everyone is overwhelmed by email these days, with every inbox piling up humungous lists of messages that are usually not too important. If you’re tired of the email onslaught and use the Mac Mail app as your email client, you can use the VIP feature to better manage your mailbox. Senders tagged as … Read More

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