iPhone - Checking and reading email

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Checking and reading email

In Mail, the Mailboxes screen gives you quick access to all your inboxes and other mailboxes.

When you open a mailbox, Mail retrieves and displays the most recent messages. You can set the
number of messages retrieved in your Mail settings. See “Mail accounts and settings” on page 69.

Unread messages

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Organize messages by thread

Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars, then turn Organize By Thread
on or off.
If you organize messages by thread, related messages appear as a single
entry in the mailbox. See “Mail accounts and settings” on page 69.

Check for new messages

Choose a mailbox, or tap at any time.

Load additional messages

Scroll to the bottom of the list of messages and tap Load More Messages.

Zoom in on part of a message

Double-tap the area to zoom in on. Double-tap again to zoom out. Or pinch
apart or together to zoom in or out.

Resize any column of text to fit
the screen

Double-tap the text.

See all the recipients of
a message

Tap Details. Tap a name or email address to see the recipient’s contact
information, then tap a phone number or email address to contact
the person.


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Add an email recipient to your
contacts list

Tap the message and, if necessary, tap Details to see the recipients.
Then tap a name or email address and tap Create New Contact or “Add
to Existing Contact.”

Flag or mark a message as unread

Open the message and, if necessary, tap Details. Then tap Mark.
To mark multiple messages as unread, see “Organizing mail” on page 69.

Open a meeting invitation

Tap the invitation. See “Responding to invitations” on page 86.