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  • 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...
  •   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 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...
  • 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...
  •  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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  •  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...
  • If you receive an e-mail with an attachment, you can tap on the attachment to view it. If it won't open, the file is corrupted or it is a type that is not supported by the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The following formats are supported:...
  • You can use the same pinching gestures and double-taps used in Safari to zoom in and out on e-mail messages.
  • 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...
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