iPad - Checking and reading email

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Checking and reading email

In Mail, the Mailboxes screen provides 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 Mail settings. See “Mail accounts and settings” on page 46.

Swipe to reveal

the message list.

Swipe to reveal

the message list.

Fetch new mail.

Fetch new mail.

Reveal the message list

In portrait mode, swipe from left to right to show the message list for the
current mailbox. Then tap Mailboxes to go to the mailboxes list.

Organize messages by thread

Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
If you organize messages by thread, related messages appear as a single
entry in the mailbox. See “Mail accounts and settings” on page 46.

Check for new messages

Choose a mailbox, or tap at any time.

Load more messages

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


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Zoom in on part of a message

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

Resize a 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.

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 46.

Open a meeting invitation

Tap the invitation. See “Responding to invitations” on page 70.