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  •   If you get a lot of incoming e-mail, personal or business related, it can clog up your inbox. Make things more manageable by limiting the number of messages displayed on the iPhone and/or the number of lines previewed for each...
  • You can further reduce the drain on the battery and reduce e-mail overload by limiting the amount of e-mail you download to your iPhone. Immediately below the Auto-Check setting on the Home >Settings >Mail screen is the Show...
  • If you are not using a Microsoft Exchange push e-mail service, you can configure your iPhone to “Auto-Check” for new e-mail messages every 15, 30, or 60 minutes, or Manual. To set Auto-Check: Go to the Home screen Tap on the...
  • A quick and fun way to delete e-mail messages (in the list view of a folder) is to simply swipe your finger across it (in either direction). A red Delete button will appear to the right of the message to confirm the deletion. If you...
  •  If you use your iPhone for business, you may have to respond to the same question or request over and over again. In that case, you will want to keep a copy or template of each response so you don’t have to keep writing it out...
  • IMAP e-mail accounts (such as Gmail and Hotmail) keep all of your e-mail on online servers, which means that you can't delete messages or read them unless you are online. Fortunately, you can set up your iPhone/iPod touch to copy your...
  • Folders are a great way to organize your e-mail, especially if your job requires you to wear many hats. You can’t create separate mail folders on the iPhone or iPod touch. However, if your mail service is hosted on an IMAP server, you can...
  • If you get an attachment with an e-mail, it will appear at the bottom of the message, with the file-type icon, title of the attachment, and file size. Tapping on it will open it full-screen, and you can zoom in and out and scroll around...
  •  If you’re working on an e-mail message, but decide you want to finish it at a later time, you can save it as a draft. With the message open, hit Cancel >Save and it will be saved to your Draft folder. When you want to send...
  • Phone numbers, e-mail and Web addresses, and street addresses that appear in the body of an e-mail or text message are linked to the appropriate application on the iPhone. This allows you to… Tap on a phone number to place a call...
  • You can use the same pinching gestures and double-taps used in Safari to zoom in and out on e-mail messages.
  • When you receive an incoming SMS message on your iPhone, a preview of the message is displayed on your screen. For security reasons, you may not want even a small portion of the message displayed. To disable SMS Preview, go to the Settings...
  • Even though there is no Resend button on the iPhone, there is a workaround. Open the Sent folder in Mail and select the message you want to resend. Then tap the folder button on the bottom taskbar (second from the left) and then the...
  • You can delete individual e-mail messages in the Inbox view by swiping your finger across the message left to right and hitting the "Delete" button. If the message is open in full-screen view, you can tap on the garbage can icon at the...
  • You can set up a free Yahoo mail account and get real-time e-mail delivery, also known as "push e-mail". This means that when you get a new message, it will show up on your iPhone as it arrives. There is nothing you have to do to set up...
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