All About Email in iOS 11! 

How to check your email, refresh it, move a message to a folder, delete a message, save an image / attachment, check who is really sending a message to stay safe, and check spam on your iPhone or iPad. 

1. Check Your Email

Go to the MAIL app and click on the inbox (ie, that you want to check, or click ALL INBOXES to check them all. If you are waiting for a message to appear, you can swipe down from the top of the screen and hold for a second and you will see the refresh circle appear, spin, and disappear.

2. Delete a Message

In your Inbox, swiping from right to left on a message slowly will give you the ...More, Flag, or Delete options. Swiping RAPIDLY right to left will delete the message – poof!

3. Save an Attachment

If there is an image or document you want to save in an email, click the email you want and press and hold on the image/document. A list of options will come up. If it says "click to download" you must first touch it and let the document download, then press and hold to bring up the options. For Documents, you often want to save to Files. For Images, if you choose Save Image(s) the image will go to your Photos - Camera Roll. Swiping from right to left on the icons gives you additional sharing options, such as sharing to Facebook. See below for Image-specific options. 

Save an Attachment - Images

For images only: The option “Save PDF to iBooks” converts the image to a pdf and stores it in iBooks. Markup and reply will allow you to draw on the image, hit Done, and then choose Reply All to simply reply to senders with the altered image, or New Message to create a new message with the photo with an empty “to” and “subject” field.

4. Emailing a Photo / Reducing Image File Size

 iOS has a great built-in way of reducing photo file sizes. Go to Photos – Albums – Camera Roll (or whichever album you need), Select the photos you want to email, press the Share button (box with upwards arrow), Click Mail – enter a recipient and a subject, and click Send and you will see a size message pop up.

5. Move a Message to a Folder / View Trash or SPAM

Click on the message you want, then click the Folder icon at the bottom and navigate to the folder you want to save to and touch the folder name. To view the folder and its messages, or to view your spam folder, hit the < back arrow at the top right to go back to accounts, scroll down below the ALL SENT folder and you will see your email address with an arrow > to the right of it. Click that and it should turn into a downwards arrow and show you the folders associated with that account, including the TRASH and JUNK or SPAM folder.

6. See who REALLY sent that email

Spam is getting smarter. In my spam folder right now there is a message telling me my Apple ID is locked, and the sender is listed as “Apple ID” - but how do I know this is bogus? Apart from the dodgy English, if I click on Apple ID in the From field, I see it is in fact from apple-us@mailgun(dot)org. Nice try scammers but that's definitely not Apple's site. As a rule of thumb, NEVER enter sensitive details such as your login information into a website that you click through from an email. Always type the company's web address directly, such as, or Google their proper web address. To empty your spam folder, click Edit, Delete All.

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