iOS8: New Mail features

iOS8 also has some handy dandy new mail features, which I think we can all agree has been a long time coming.

First, it gives you some extra sorting features. Simply swipe to the right to “Mark as Unread”:

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Swipe to the left for the following options:

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Hmmm. What is the “more”? Let’s check it out:

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The Notify me is also new. This means you will get a notification when someone replies to your email:

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What also interested me was the “move messages” feature. When you tap this option, the mailbox sidebar will pop up (sort of like the Table of contents for your email). Just tap on the mailbox (AKA folder) you would like to put the email in:

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Very handy! And just in case you can’t remember, to create a new mailbox, go to the account you wish to create a new mailbox in and tap on edit:

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See the new Mailbox tab at the bottom here? Tap on that and you are golden!

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Review: How to Configure Your Email on the iPad

So, last week a very tech savvy individual who shall remain nameless, who uses her iPad in many interesting ways, was showing me a new app she was very excited about. She told me I could play around with it so that I could write about it on this blog (that will come later). I played around with it, took a few screenshots, then went to email the photos to myself.

Imagine my surprise when I discovered that savvy tech lady has NEVER CONFIGURED HER EMAIL ON THE IPAD!

I was shocked. Dismayed. Puzzled. Befuddled. Flabbergasted.

I could go on. Thesaurus is my middle name after all.

She was puzzled at my puzzlement. I don’t check my email on my iPad, she said. So why should I configure it.

Well to start off with, so you can EMAIL YOURSELF THINGS!

I use email often to transfer screenshots from my iPad to my desktop, to email meeting notes to the various participants, to email the results of my clicker quizzes. Well, you get the picture. Email on the iPad is handy.

I also discovered that I never actually wrote about configuring your email. SO.

Here is how you do it:

In settings, go to mail, contacts, calendars:

Go to add account and tap the service you use (for the school email, that would be gmail).:

Fill in the information:

You can also have several accounts coming to the one, though this has never works very well for me…

Once you have entered your data, you can customize your settings. Don’t forget, if you want to be able to delete your emails on the iPad, you have to go into your account and turn archiving off:

And voilà! email on your iPad, yo.