Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2012 4:00 PM (in response to rajbaba)
Hi and welcome to the ASC. There is no way to mark all emails as read in the iOS mail app. The functionality does not exist to let you do that. You have to open them one at a time and then they appear as "read" emails.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2012 4:04 PM (in response to rajbaba)
You can also delete individual e-mails by swiping across the preview of the email (which brings up a red Delete button).
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2012 10:06 AM (in response to Demo)
Yes you can do that by using the same method as done here in the link below.
I know it says iphone but the method works for the ipad.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2012 10:08 AM (in response to Ripadville)
I found this when searching on Google for the same reason as the op.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2013 2:46 AM (in response to rajbaba)
for anyone looking to do this on an ipad after the ios7 update, this is the relevant search on google so you can open mail, click the relevant mailbox, click edit, mark all as unread at the bottom, then click edit again, and then mark all read. that will fix the problem
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2013 2:49 AM (in response to rajbaba)
If this email account is Hotmail:
Hotmail has used POP for emails in the past and this does not sync if messages are read or not. This is an old standard and shouldn't be used any more.
You can now use Exchange or IMAP for hotmail and this should mark them as read and stop this from happening again. Add a new mail account on your iPhone, and select Exchange instead of Hotmail/Outlook.com and sign in with your hotmail details. You may need to change the Mail Days to Sync options after you set it up to get all your emails back. Your hotmail account may also have put all your emails into a POP folder. Sign in to hotmail on a computer and move all the emails in that folder back into your inbox.
If exchange does not work, you can try using IMAP, the details are
- Incoming Mail Server IMAP
- Server: imap-mail.outlook.com
- Outgoing Mail Server SMTP
- Server: smtp-mail.outlook.com
To add the account, select other when you add a new mail account, and put in a nonsense email address for example "firstname.lastname@example.org" to avoid the mail app automatically setting up the account for you.
Then select IMAP and input the proper details. your username is your hotmail address.
If this email account is something other than Hotmail:
It sounds like your email account is using POP which does not sync if messages are read or not, try to find out if your email account supports IMAP and enter those details like i explain in the bottom part of the hotmail explanation.
- Incoming Mail Server IMAP