Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2013 3:18 PM (in response to ImTheFNG)
This solution worked for me, exactly as described. Thanks!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2013 3:20 AM (in response to timares)
My inbox was showing incorrect nr of unread emails 10700!
I ve managed to solve following the same method, inbox,edit,mark all as unread!
marking them all as unread and then back to read
Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2013 2:59 PM (in response to timares)
Do this on your phone:
Go to INBOX and click EDIT. Select Mark ALL. Then click FLAG, because this will flag all of your messages (even those embedded in the same SUBJECT in your messages). Then, click EDIT and click UNREAD. This will give you all of your messages with a double circle (indicating they are both unread and flagged). Then click EDIT and click UNFLAG. And Finally, click EDIT and click READ. This will address every email message you have and clear all the indicators. Then close this process and watch as the numbers (based on the email provider) reduce or dissappear. Some providers like GMAIL take a minute or two, depending on the number of messages you have.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2013 11:17 PM (in response to break7bg)
This and the other suggestions might have worked for others, but didn't work for me. I tried this multiple times. Also, closed mai, turned the phone on and off, restarted mail and still show one flagged message when there are none.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 3, 2013 6:02 AM (in response to abq iphone)
Are you certain that you selected all of your email, even the embedded ones that have the same subject? If not, try again.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 3, 2013 12:58 PM (in response to break7bg)
Yea. I don't have any embedded or hidden messages. I turned that function off.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2013 1:40 PM (in response to timares)
I have 3 email addresses and i had the VIP and Flagged boxes too which i didn't use and annoyed me. So after reading all these comments i went into mail and hit the edit button at the top which exposed all these other weird boxes I also don't use. I was able to untick the VIP and the Flagged box and they have now disappeared from my general mailbox list Hoooorayyy!!
Of course if you actually DO want to have a flagged box this fix is not going to be helpful.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2013 5:15 AM (in response to timares)
I've tried all of the listed fixes so far, but the red button still says that I have 18 e-mails, when in fact, there are none.
Anxiously awaiting the next upgrade to iOS 7, to cure this problem.
Love my new iPad Air. So much lighter than the IPad 4.
My thanks to all of the folks at Apple, for making this the best iPad ever.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2013 8:43 AM (in response to timares)
Update to my last post:
The fixes mentioned in this thread did not help me last night.
However, this morning after checking my received e-mails, I tried your suggestions again. Problem solved.
My thanks to all of you.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2013 8:50 AM (in response to Skoonjimarnis)
Thanks Nick, Take all the credit, you deserve it, this worked for me and prevented me throwing the thing in the river! Thanks
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2013 2:39 PM (in response to Skoonjimarnis)
Skoon, you are EXACTLY right.
And this is the answer to the problem:
To reset the count to zero, do the following....
HOWEVER, if you actually havea few emails that you WANT to stay flagged, you're screwed. Everything will end up un-flagged after you "fix" this. So before you "fix" the problem, take note of the emails you want to keep flagged and maybe mark them as "unread" before you do this and then you can re-flag them later.
Go to the inbox of the email that you have (or had) your flags set
Touch "Mark All"
This will flag everything in your inbox.
Now, Touch "Edit" again
Touch "Mark All" again
This will re-set your flags to Zero
OK, now that you did all that, going forward, if you want to keep this from happening again, anytime you want to delete a flagged email, FIRST UNFLAG IT - THEN DELETE IT. If you simply delete a flagged email, even if you then delete it from your trash folder, the flagged count will remain the same and will not change appropriately.
This is a bug in ios7 and it's a stupid bug that should have been fixed by now. And for that matter, there should be (but isn't) an option for "delete all" in mailboxes. People have been asking for that since the first iPhone. Apple didn't have very good quality control on the release of ios7.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2013 3:32 PM (in response to ABigHelp)
This didn't work for me. My iPad is fine. It's my iphone that's giving me the problem.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 7, 2013 4:17 PM (in response to abq iphone)
Go into your TRASH folders and delete all.
Then do the process I described above.