Category: mail

How to View Hidden Mailboxes on iPhone & iPad

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The Apple Mail app offers different mailboxes that are not visible by default, and depending on which email provider you use, you’ll have different options. Some of the optional hidden mailboxes include Flagged, Unread, VIP, To or CC, Attachments, Thread Notifications, Today, Muted Threads, All Drafts, and more.

You’ve probably noticed that the Apple Mail app lists out a few mailboxes that most users would normally use or need, like Unread, All Sent, All Trash, All Archive, and of course each individual inbox for email accounts. The additional mailboxes that…

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How to Add a Gmail Signature to Gmail for iPhone or iPad

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Email signatures are appended to the bottom of emails sent when used, and if you routinely use the Gmail app on iPhone or iPad, or have it

If you have already created an email signature for Gmail using the Gmail web client, by default it will carry over to your usage of the same Gmail account used on the Gmail app for iPhone or iPad. However, you may wish to have a custom Gmail signature for when using the Gmail app in iOS or iPadOS, perhaps indicating that you’re using a mobile device, kind of like the default iPhone email signature.

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How to Set Gmail to Delete Instead of Archive in Mail app for iPhone & iPad

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Do you use a Gmail account with the stock Mail app on your iPhone or iPad? If so, you may have noticed that whenever you try to delete an email or send it to Trash by using the swipe left gesture, you get an “Archive” option instead with Gmail accounts. If you’d rather be deleting those Gmail emails in Mail app, you can change the Gmail settings to address this issue on iPhone and iPad.

Gmail is the free Google email service that many iPhone and iPad users link to the stock Apple Mail app. For whatever reason, Gmail only allows users to archive emails by…

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Fix “This message has not been downloaded from server” in Mail on iPhone & iPad

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Occasionally, Mail app users on iPhone and iPad may try to open an email and encounter an error message in the email subject that says “This message has not been downloaded from the server.” The Mail app does not provide any means to download the email message from the server, leaving it up to the user to figure out how to get the email and read the email.

If you encounter the “message not downloaded from server” error message in Mail on iPhone or iPad, read along to fix and troubleshoot the problem so that you can see the email as intended.

1: Make…

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How to Stop Emails from Loading Remote Images in Mail for iPhone, iPad, & Mac

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Sometimes emails include formatting and images to make an email look better or more presentable, like an email newsletter. But did you know that some of those remotely loaded images can also serve as trackers that let the sender know the email was opened? If you were not aware of this, you’re certainly not alone. But, no worries, as we’ll help you prevent this in the future.

Many emails that you receive in your inbox may contain images or trackers in them. While most images are obvious, trackers are less so, and you won’t be able to see them in most cases…

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How to Set Gmail as the Default Mail App on iPhone

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Do you use the official Gmail app on iPhone or iPad, and you’d rather Gmail be the default mail app for sending and receiving mails? If so, you can make this change rather easily on iOS and iPadOS.


While we’re focusing on Gmail here, you can set any supported third-party email client like Gmail, Outlook, or any other email app as the default Mail app. If this sounds like something that interests you, read along and you’ll be using Gmail as the default mail app on iPhone or iPad in no time.

How to Make Gmail the Default Mail App on iPhone & iPad

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Fix AOL Mail Not Working on iPhone or iPad

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Some AOL email users may find that AOL mail is not working on their iPhone or iPad as expected. For example, the Mail app may show an “Account Error: AOL” error message on the bottom, indicating that AOL mail is not working, or perhaps you are just no longer getting emails to your AOL account that is setup on the iPhone or iPad.

Troubleshooting When AOL Mail is Not Working on iPhone or iPad

Whatever the situation, there are several possible solutions to this issue, so let’s get to fixing AOL email on your iPhone or iPad to get Mail app working with your…

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How to Forward iCloud Mail to Other Email Address Automatically

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Have an iCloud email address that you’d like to forward the emails from automatically to another email address? Many of us have multiple email addresses that are used for various different purposes, but if you’d like to have your iCloud emails automatically forward to another address, you’ll find that’s pretty simple to do.


Switching between and checking a bunch of different email addresses is obviously a bit inconvenient, and while you can add multiple email accounts to your iPhone or iPad Mail inbox with ease, you might also just want to consolidate…

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How to Fix “Import Failed” Mail Error on Mac

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Rarely, Mac users encounter an “Import Failed” error message when trying to open the Mail app in Mac OS, with a brief Message Import splash screen. The import failure prevents the Mail app from opening any further, and therefore renders the Mail app and inboxes unusable. This can happen on any version of Mail for Mac, sometimes at random, or sometimes after updating system software, if user accounts have been migrated, or in many other situations, including if the Mac hard drive is too full without available disk space.

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How to Forward All Email from Gmail to Another Email Address Automatically

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Many of us have multiple email addresses that are used for various different purposes. If you use Gmail as your preferred email address or service, you can automatically forward all your emails from a Gmail account to any other email address.

If you have multiple email addresses, it can be inconvenient to constantly switch between your accounts just to view your inbox. Not only that, but perhaps you have an outdated email address that you no longer use, but you still want to get emails from. By taking advantage of Gmail’s automatic forwarding feature, you can…

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