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Add & Remove Contacts to VIP Mail Lists in iOS

Jan 17, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Add a mail contact to the VIP list easily in iOS

Effectively filtering the nonstop noise from email can make or break the productivity in your day, and VIP lists are one of the easiest ways to help this in iOS and OS X by emphasizing some senders over others. If you’re new to VIP listing, it’s a very simple to use feature that is practically … Read More

Get New Email Faster on the iPhone by Changing Fetch Settings

Jan 15, 2013 - 7 Comments
Faster iPhone email

Have you noticed that it can sometimes take a while to get an email notification on to the iPhone? The time it takes to check for new emails from mail servers is actually a simple settings option for some email providers, and this means it’s easy to speed up if you want to get alerts … Read More

Find Archived eMails & Move Them Back to the Inbox in iOS

Jan 8, 2013 - 1 Comment
Find archived email in iOS

Moving email around between inboxes in the iOS Mail app is easy, and perhaps sometimes it’s too easy, because accidentally moving or archiving mail messages seems to be an ongoing issue for many. In fact, one of the most frequently asked questions I get from newcomers to the iPhone or iPad is “where did my … Read More

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

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