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How To Keep Your Email Accounts Organized

How To Keep Your Email Accounts Organized

November 1, 2012
Whether you’re new to iOS, or just want to pick up some useful tips and tricks, we're here to help. This is iOS Advice. The Mail app may not be the best email client for iOS, but it gets the job done for most people. Regardless of which app you use for email, it’s important to keep your mailboxes organized. In my opinion, the Mail app lacks some of the features found in other email clients, but it’s simple and keeps everything organized. If you’d like to learn how to better organize your email, watch the video or follow the steps below:

Creating Folders

Note: This method will not work for POP3 email accounts. Step 1: Open the Mail app and navigate to the “Mailboxes” screen. Next, scroll down to the bottom until you see the “Accounts” section. Step 2: Tap on the account for which you'd like to create a new folder and press the “Edit” button in the top right corner of the screen. Step 3: Press the “New Mailbox” button in the bottom left corner, then enter a name for the new folder. You can also select a location for your new folder by tapping the box below the “Name” field. When you’re finished, tap on the “Save” button. If you’d like to edit the name of an existing folder in your account, tap on that folder in the list while in edit mode. This will allow you to change the name and location of that folder. When you’re done, tap on “Save.” After you’re done creating or editing folders, tap on “Done” in the top right corner.

Rearranging Accounts

Step 1: From the “Mailboxes” screen, tap on the “Edit” button in the top right corner. With your finger, use the bars on the right side of each account to drag them to a desired position. Step 2: Once you’ve reorganized your email accounts, tap on “Done” to save your changes. For a detailed overview of these steps, check out the above video. Now that you’ve learned how to organize your email accounts, if there’s something else you’d like to see on iOS Advice, please let us know. Send us an email with your question or comment and we might feature your suggestion in a future article. If you need a little more advice, check out our other helpful tutorials.

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