The iPhone email application is one of the default apps that comes pre-installed on the iPhone and iPhone 4. The email feature of the iPhone is one of the
most used function for most iPhone users.
I use the email app several times through out the day to check my email. The nice
thing about the email app for the iPhone is that it is very simple to
set up and it supports many of the free email services such as Yahoo, Google, and MSN.
In this page, I
will go through setting up the iPhone email application for Gmail, and I will show you some of the most interesting and useful features of this App.
You can use the same procedure to set up any of the other emails given
that you already have an account.
Adding a new email Account:
To add an account in the
iPhone email application, you have to open the Settings app from the home screen.
Then go to Mail, Contacts, Calendars button.
screen you will see all your email accounts if you have any already. Then to add a new account, tap the Add
has the major email services available. However, if you
want to add something else, you can tap the Other button to manually set
up an email account.
In this page I will show you how to set up one of
the free major email services like Gmail.
Tap the Gmail button, and enter your name, address, password, and description of the
new account, and then tap the Save button.
account will be created. Now you can go to the iPhone email app
access all your created accounts.
Open the iPhone email application and go to accounts to see all
active accounts in your list.
Simply select an account to see all
emails from that account.
As any email application, you will see all
your email directories.
Tap the Inbox button to see all your emails in
iPhone email Setup:
In the Settings app, there are
some useful features that can make browsing your
email more efficient. For example, you can choose how many messages to
be displayed per screen. You can have a minimum of 25 messages and a maximum of 200 messages.
The preview button allow you to select how many lines of the message to be
displayed. You can have 1 line per message or 5 lines per message.
I like to see 5 lines so I don't have to open the full message, this
gives me an idea what the email is about, and I can either open it to
read the details or just delete it.
You can also choose your font size, small or up to Giant.
Other nice features that might interest you are
the Signature, and the setting
the Default Account.
The Signature is an automatic
addition to the end of your sent email. For example, you can add your
name, or company name, so that whenever you send an email it is always
Here I have "Sent from my iPhone",
so whoever receives the message will know it was sent from an iPhone.
Setting the Default Account assigns
that account to the email you send. You can choose any email account
that you have, so the person who receives your email, will reply to you
through the default email that you specify.
Starting the iPhone email App:
Tap the iPhone email application, and then tap the Inbox button. You will see the five
lines per message effect you
selected in Settings and a list of your email messages per your
Settings from the above section.
Tap the Edit button at the top of the email messages. You will see a Delete button and a Move button at the bottom.
Tap on the emails that you want to delete or move, and a check mark will show up on the left
of the email as shown.
If you tap Delete, you will
move the selected emails to trash,
while if you tap move, you can
then select any of the email directories to move the selected emails to.
can also Delete an email by
simply sliding your finger across it. A red
delete button will appear allowing you to delete the email.
Slide you finger again if you change your mind and you want to keep the
email. If the email is deleted, it will go to your Trash folder.
If you want to move an email from the trash back to your inbox, open the trash folder, and
then tap the message to open it. More icons will appear at the button.
Tap the Folder icon and select
your new location. Select Inbox to move it back to Inbox.
Tap on a message that you want to read to expand it. In this screen you
have more options. Tap the Detail button shown to see more
about the message. You can also tap the Mark as Unread so you can see
the message as unread next time. The Up and Down arrows allow you to skip forward or backward through your messages.
To create a new message, simply
tap the icon with the pen at the bottom right
In this screen you can type the email addresses or tap the plus button to add emails from your iPhone
At the bottom, there are 5 buttons. The refresh button forces get new emails.
The folder button allows to
move the email to another folder.
The trash button allows you to
delete a message, while the arrow allows you to reply or forward your the message.
Tap the Left Arrow to reply to an email. Yon will get a
menu with different choices depending on the attachments to an email.
If there is no attachment to the email, you will get a menu with
options to Reply, Reply All or Forward.
the Forward button gives you
two more options if you have attachments to the message. You can select
to Include or not Include the attachments.
If the email
has picture attachments, tapping the arrow
button gives an
additional option which is to Save Images.
If there are more than one picture,
and more than one email address in the reply, the menu will count how many images to save, and gives you the option to reply
holding on a picture attachment will display another menu with two options.