I use email for a ton of different reasons. I use it to communicate with family, friends, colleagues, and business partners. I use email to keep track of things I need to get done today, tomorrow, and far into the future. Chances are, you do, too.
One of the ways I use email to keep myself on track and informed is by flagging emails for later perusal. I also mark things as read and unread to signal that I am done with the email, or that I need to actually read it later.
Now you can do these things right in the iOS 6 Mail app. Here’s how.
The simple way to do this is to open up Mail on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, and find an email you’d like to flag. Tap the email itself and open it, just like you would if you were going to read it. Then look in the lower left corner and find the flag icon. Tap it, then choose either Flag to send it to the Flagged items list or Mark as Unread to keep it fresh and unread.
You can also flag items in the list view as well. Simply open the Inbox you want to mark items in, then tap the Edit button in the upper right corner. Tap on the email or emails you want to flag. Tap on Mark in the lower right hand corner, then choose either Flag or Mark as Read/Unread, which will depend on the initial status of the email you tapped.
To access your Flagged emails, head into the Mail app and back out to the Mailboxes screen. Notice the orange Flag icon and the Flagged email folder there. Tap it and you’ll see a list of all the emails you’ve flagged, regardless of the email address you received them in.
This is a great way to keep track of those super important emails that you Must. Never. Lose. so that you can be sure not to forget stuff. It’s a third place to keep email, too, making this the most flexible sorting system yet for the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.