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Set a Unique Alert Tone for New Mail Messages from VIP List in iOS

Jan 2, 2013 - 2 Comments
Set VIP Mail Alerts in iOS

Managing slews of email can be one of the most challenging and time consuming parts of ones day, but with the help of VIP lists in iOS and OS X you can help to weed through some of the nonsense by simply having defined persons get precedent over others. On the desktop side of things, … Read More

Write & Send a Complete Email with Siri Faster Than Ever

Dec 30, 2012 - 5 Comments
Write and send a complete email with Siri

If you’ve sent emails out with Siri before, you have probably noticed that Siri will often respond to the initial email request with an inquiry about what the mail subject or body should contain, making you respond with another phrase and continue a back-and-forth dialog with Siri until the to, subject, and message fields are … Read More

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

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