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urgent1 Level 1 Level 1

Have two mail accounts and i want to keep them separate but want to EASILY switch back and forth from the main screen instead of going through, Settings, Mail, and selecting account. Major pain the butt.  This has been a request from Apple users for many years.    it's great you can now combine all emails into one, but some people want them kept separate and have separate icons on the main page.   They could easily do this by having one "MAIL" account as white and another red.  Or put MAIL 1 and MAIL 2.    Or an actual label that the mail accounts are called on the ICONS!!  

 

Help!


iPhone 4S, iOS 5.0.1
  • stylus09 Level 1 Level 1

    When you click "Mail" the app will pull up the last place you were in.  That's how the mail app works. 

     

    Just tap the arrow in the top left until you get to the screen titled "Mailboxes."  There are your acocunts.  It's about as easy as it could be!

     

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  • urgent1 Level 1 Level 1

    What is this link suppose to do. It's a feedback site!!!   Is there an answer there?  If so where.   ***!!

  • KiltedTim Level 9 Level 9

    That's the way it is. If you don't like it, that's too bad. Look for a 3rd party mail app in the app store. Attacking those trying to help you will just get your posts deleted (as you can see) and eventually get you banned altogether.

  • urgent1 Level 1 Level 1

    That's the whole point Tim!   So many ridiculous people never read the original post, and then put answers that are not relevant which is a complete waste of time.   Those idiots need to be attacked when they put wasteful answers.   Two previous answers were of that mindset.   

     

    And fine with the deleted answers, they didn't help anyone with the same question anyhow, but hopefully they learned to post something more productive next time.  .   

     

    And your answer with "just the way it is" would have been fine, but your addition of "if you don't like it, it's too bad', is just as condescending and in fact, is even worst, since you are the pot calling the kettle black, my friend.

     

    Now back to sending Apple's feedback site, a suggestion to improve their silly way of doing a single mailbox icon.  Blackberry doesn't seem to have that problem and apple is trying to get the business users as well, so they need to do this simple fix.   

  • KiltedTim Level 9 Level 9

    Tell you what then, go buy yourself a blackberry and spare us your whining. I saw your posts that were deleted. All you're doing is ticking people off. You were given the link to the feedback site so you can tell Apple what you want. WE CAN NOT MAKE IT HAPPEN. There is NO ONE from Apple here. The other post was apparently based on the reasonalbe assumption that you don't know how easy it is to switch between mailboxes.

     

    Was my response condecending? Yes, it was. You're acting like a child. You know full well what the answer to your question is. You're simply here to whine and troll.

  • stylus09 Level 1 Level 1

    I did read the entire post. You specifically mentioned having to go to "Settings" first.  So, I assumed you didn't know how to do what I suggested, which does not include any settings. It's simply tapping one button, which is extremely easy and time saving.

     

    The feature you described does not exist with the iPhone mail all, nor does that type of use fit in with the general design principle of the iOS user interface.

     

    So if you were going to some sort of settings panel first, I hope my post was helpful. In the time that you have spent replying to this thread, you probably could have checked your email accounts several hundred times in that way - that's how quick and easy it is!

     

    Again, I was just hoping to offer insight into the way to see what account your mail was coming fom quickly in a different way than you described in your original post.

  • ninja.spirit Level 1 Level 1

    why not simply use an app to download your emails

    like gmail to read your emails

    and anotehr app to read emails from another.

    thats one way to do it

    the majority prefer to read all from one location

     

    alernatively you can selectively read from each mailbox also., simply pickj the mail box u want and it displays email from that account only.

  • eshghoolak Level 1 Level 1

    I'm actually having the same issue. This is my first experience with iPhone (I just got it last night). I've had all the other possible data devices out there; most recent Android. The thing I loved about that was in my Gmail [or other email account] I could switch back and forth between accounts while in the mailbox, with one button.  I think that is what you are referring to?  Whoever said it's just a simple switching - you obviously haven't had the pleasure of using an Android device.  It's not that quick to go back and forth - definitely not efficient.  If I hit the Mail icon, it takes me to the last place I was visiting.  Ok, that's the same as Android.  I currently have two email accounts setup.  My iPhone main page Mailbox settings reads:

     

    Mailboxes

     

    Inboxes

    All Inboxes

    Gmail

    XXXX@gmail.com

     

    Accounts

    Gmail

    XXXX@gmail.com

     

    I wish there an efficient way to move back and forth while in the "Inbox" between accounts.  Also, Why does one gmail account show as "Gmail" and another as the actually address?

     

    Second, there is no way to quickly choose a bunch of emails to delete. I have to manually go into each one and move it to the Trash folder. 

     

    I don't want any of the condescending remarks, that I've read here and in other forums.  I'm honestly looking for a solution, which I think you are too!  One thing I realized is that iPhone users in these forums are really defensive and quick to say "that's how it is, live with it, if you don't like it go away"  Um...the only thing that tells me is you are pretty bitter and have kept telling yourself that, to force yourself to like your device.  I prefer to express my issues, and find solutions.  There is ALWAYS a solution...

  • stylus09 Level 1 Level 1

    When you are in your mailbox, press "edit" in the top right. Then select the emails to delete, press archive or delete and you're done! 

  • Llessur999 Level 4 Level 4

    eshghoolak wrote:

     

    #1: ...Why does one gmail account show as "Gmail" and another as the actually address?

     

    #2: ...there is no way to quickly choose a bunch of emails to delete. I have to manually go into each one and move it to the Trash folder. 

     

    #1: I suspect the account descriptions are what you named them when configuring the accounts.  You probably accepted the defaults.  You can change the description of each account in Settings | Mail.

     

    #2: Have you tried pressing <Edit> on the inbox, selecting as many messages as you like, then pressing <Delete> (or <Archive> for gmail>)?

  • KiltedTim Level 9 Level 9

    eshghoolak wrote:

     

    ...I could switch back and forth between accounts while in the mailbox, with one button.  I think that is what you are referring to?  Whoever said it's just a simple switching - you obviously haven't had the pleasure of using an Android device.  It's not that quick to go back and forth - definitely not efficient...

    Not that it matters a lot, Android vs iPhone interface is largely a matter of personal preference and what you know... I'm not sure which one you're saying is not efficient...

     

    In any event...

     

    I currently have two email accounts setup.  My iPhone main page Mailbox settings reads:

     

    Mailboxes

     

    Inboxes

    All Inboxes

    Gmail

    XXXX@gmail.com

     

    Accounts

    Gmail

    XXXX@gmail.com

     

    I wish there an efficient way to move back and forth while in the "Inbox" between accounts.  Also, Why does one gmail account show as "Gmail" and another as the actually address?

    The names are based on the names you gave the accounts when you set them up.

    Settings>Mail, Contacts, Calendars.

    Tap the account you want to re-name. Go to the "Description" field and put in what ever you want.

     

     

    Second, there is no way to quickly choose a bunch of emails to delete. I have to manually go into each one and move it to the Trash folder.

    If you tap the edit button in the upper right while in mail, you can select multiple items to move, delete or mark (flag).

     

     

    I don't want any of the condescending remarks, that I've read here and in other forums.  I'm honestly looking for a solution, which I think you are too!  One thing I realized is that iPhone users in these forums are really defensive and quick to say "that's how it is, live with it, if you don't like it go away"  Um...the only thing that tells me is you are pretty bitter and have kept telling yourself that, to force yourself to like your device.  I prefer to express my issues, and find solutions.  There is ALWAYS a solution...

    I think what you will find is that many people here, myself included, tend to get a bit short with people who start off with attacks or whining about how something has been asked for for years and should be easy, rant about things that have already been beaten to death multiple times in the forums, talk about how much better Android or BB are at something (really... if it's that much better, why did they buy an iPhone to begin with?), etc., or continue to ask questions that could easily be answered with a simple search, or even just by looking back at the last dozen posts to the forum, half of which probably asked the EXACT SAME question.

     

    I don't think any of us go out of our way to be rude or uncivil.  That said, attacking the people who are attempting to help you is much more likely to generate a response of 'if you don't like it, go away', than it is to generate something that will be truly helpful.

  • eshghoolak Level 1 Level 1

    While I agree that one can just browse or search through all the different posts regarding the same question, I also think that is where the problem lies - you say "or continue to ask questions that could easily be answered with a simple search, or even just by looking back at the last dozen posts to the forum, half of which probably asked the EXACT SAME question."  Well, with all due respect, when there are so many, how is someone supposed to efficiently decipher which is the best one to "browse?"  AND, when half of them include responses such as yours about 'guitting the b$#$#-fest' about iPhone versus other devices, well ... the purpose of these threads is just not served. Therefore, people go to other threads or create their own; the cycle continues and once again one finds a million and one threads about the same thing.  While searching, as you suggested, I picked this one because it specifically asked somewhat the same question I had.  There are more than a dozen threads with the 'same' title... Perhaps you shoul volunteer yourself to clean it all up and organize since it is apparent you are irritated by it?  All the same, I believe that by the time someone (well, most people) proactively decide to 'post' a question, it tends to be because they have exhausted other avenues... and any frustration, cynicism, or flat out comparison with other devices is a form of expression the frustration.  If I sit here and go on about how great the Android platform is, well, it doesn't mean the iPhone is worse necessarily, but it reflects what I I liked about it in hopes of finding an expert user [such as yourself] to explain what would be comparable to the features of Android on an iPhone? You know what I mean?  So I would suggest perhaps looking at it from this angle instead of assuming us 'newbies' are just out to b*#&$# and whine about what is 'better.'  That said, the attacking of the people who are attempting to help comes from the same defensive attitude. You are treating EVERY user the same. Not all of us are out to whine, but we do have valid questions.  You were the only one who focused more on the last part of my statement than the others, who just simply gave me some suggestions, and left it at that.  It really isn't good for you to keep so much hostility towards iPhone users who are just trying to get the logistics down!

     

    All the same, Thank you to you, as well as all the others who helped explain the Edit feature a bit better to me.  I was in the store 3 times this past week, stating that I never used an iPhone before, but pretty tech-savvy, and still had questions about basic functions - my response was ignored and the focus was primarily kept at getting activation to go through!

  • ninja.spirit Level 1 Level 1

    well the sad fact is these forums are badly moderated

     

    the ideal way is to put a sticky on a post of a known or common issue.

     

    so when someone goes looking for a fix, theres a good chance its up on top of the messages, flagged or sticky where its easy to spot.

     

    i agree when you search, you get so many hits about the same thing, its not obvious which is the right one.

     

    ideally there should be stickies or somewhere you can go where its easier.

     

    in the end ppl just come here, ask and if they lucky get a good answer and if they dont they try again and again as they lose patience. i've seen it too many times.

     

    for a device that claims to be user friendly easy to use and comes with no user manual...is not so friendly when you can't figure out a solution to something on the iphone.

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