Use your new iOS 7 Mailbox

Edited by Lhynne27, Lynn, Reema, Eng

Apple has updated its operating system to iOS 7, and some people are wondering how to use the new system. Almost all of its features have been enhanced, and one of them is the Mail app on iOS 7. It has a few new features, like the VIP list. You can customize and narrow down your mailboxes.

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Setting up Mail on iOS 7

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    From the home screen, tap the "Mail"
    beside
    icon.
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    Choose the account you want to use
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    For example, click Google if you want to use Gmail. You can click "Other" if your account is not listed in the category.
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    Key in your information, such as name, email, password and description
    .
    Once you are done with the information, click "Next"
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    It will verify the information
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    If all the information is correct, it will go directly to your mail inbox. You can already see messages received in your inbox
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    To add more mail accounts to your Mail app, follow these directions
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    1. From your home screen, touch "Settings".
    2. Scroll down and click "Mail, Contacts and Calendars".
    3. Tap "Add account".
    4. Choose from the category.
    5. Enter your information.
    6. Click "Next", and then "Save".
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Editing Mailboxes on iOS 7

When you click your mailbox from your home screen, it will show you all your accounts. You can edit them and organize them according to your preference.

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    From your mailboxes, tap "Edit"
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    It is located on the upper right corner of your screen.
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    Check the category or options you want to include or to appear on your mailbox
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    Click "Done". Example: You check Hotmail, Gmail, VIP, Unread, Attachment & Trash. It will all appear on your mailboxes.
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    The VIP list is where you can put all the mail from important people in your life
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    Just tap "Add VIP". Select the contact you want to be included in your VIP list to get special treatment. Note: Only contacts that have a valid email address can be added to the VIP list.
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    The "Attachment" folder is where you will find all the mail received with attachments.
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Sending and Receiving Messages on Mail App

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    To read a mail message, just tap the mail account you want to see or read
    .
    Then just click the message you want to read.
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    Tap the arrow down located on the right corner of your screen to read the next mail
    .
    Tap the arrow up to go back to the previous mail.
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    To send a new message, tap the paper & pencil
    beside
    icon located at the bottom right of your screen. Enter the recipient's email address, subject and the content of the message, then click "Send"
    .
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    To reply to a message, just click the arrow key located at the bottom of your screen
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    Tap "Reply". Enter your response and click "Send".
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    To forward a message, just click the arrow
    beside
    key. Tap "Forward"
    .
    Enter the recipient's email address then click "Send".
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    You also now have an option to print your message
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    Press the arrow
    beside
    key. Tap "Print". Select printer.
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  • Your phone must be connected to a wireless printer.

Moving message to any folder

To move a certain message to any folder, just choose the message you want to move. Tap the folder

beside

icon located at the bottom of your screen. You'll now have an option where to put your message -- either in the trash or draft or any other folder you want.

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Tidbits

  • There's a quick way to erase or move messages to any folder. Choose a message you want to delete. Just swipe your finger to the left. The "More" and "Trash" option will appear. Tap
    beside
    if you want to delete it. If you tap
    beside
    , options will appear, like reply, forward, flag or move to junk.
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  • Once you tap the trash, it will automatically be placed in your trash can.

Tips and Warning

  • You can also choose which mail account you want to use as default. From "Settings, Mail, Contacts & Calendars", look for "Default Account". Tap it and check the account you want to use as your main or default account.
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If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please post in the comments section below.

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Recent edits by: Reema, Lynn, Lhynne27

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