Remove VIP and Flagged from Email?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by ser968, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

    May 18, 2008
    I don't like having these two items as folders in my mailbox view. Is there any way to remove them? I couldn't find any option in settings.
  2. macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2012
    I'm looking for this too. I don't really care about vip or flagged.
  3. macrumors 68020

    Dec 19, 2007
  4. macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2003
    Ditto. And I'm a business user, useless.
  5. macrumors 6502


    Feb 9, 2009
    any solution to this yet?
  6. macrumors member

    Feb 17, 2010
    VERY interested to get rid of both inboxes -- completely useless for me.
  7. macrumors member

    Jun 30, 2010
    Orange County, CA
    Haven't seen anything about removing it yet. I moved it to the bottom so at least it's out of the way for now.
  8. macrumors newbie

    Nov 12, 2009
    I think the only way to remove the "flagged" mailbox is to unflag all the flagged messages. I didn't have the flagged mailbox so I couldn't figure out what was going on. Then I flagged a message and it showed up. I un-flagged it and it disappeared.
  9. macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2012
    I am searching everywhere for a solution or workaround, nada. Yes, you can manually unflag messages but the folder remains. So many great updates in iOS6 but this is definitely not one of them. Flag and VIP folders have got to go, or at least give the option to turn off or hide. Come on Appe!
  10. thread starter macrumors member

    May 18, 2008
    when all orders are unflagged, the folder disappears. Also - I reordered the mailboxes so the VIP folder is at the bottom. As such, the impact for me at least is minimized.
  11. macrumors regular


    May 18, 2002
    Solution most welcomed

    I'd like to chime in on the dissatisfaction with the new folders. Especially the "VIP" folder apparently cannot (yet?) be removed. Has anybody yet posted a question on MacFixIt (CNET Reviews)? I don't understand why :apple: pushes this on us without even an option to remove it.
  12. J.C
    macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2008
    They can't be removed but you can tap Edit and then move then to the bottom.
  13. macrumors regular


    May 18, 2002
    True, but that's not really a solution.
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2011
    East Coast
    It's just another example of a software company forcing you to do things its way instead of your way. Microsoft does it, too.
  15. macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2007
    Add me to the list of people that want the worthless VIP folder gone.

    Thanks for the tip to move it to the bottom at least.
  16. macrumors newbie

    Sep 25, 2012

    I'd also like a solution on how to get rid of the VIP and Flagged mailboxes. They are very unnecessary.
  17. macrumors 68030


    Nov 5, 2007
    I think VIP is one of the best features in IOS. I can't imagine why a business user wouldn't want to auto sort some emails in this fashion. Maybe you guys just get a handful of emails a day. I'm setting up a few senders as VIPS and setting a different notification level for those folks. I'm liking that and the ease to get to those emails instead of searching for them in the crowded inbox.

    Now the flagged messages relies on flags being something that you use in your day to day, and I could see that not being useful. But maybe I will go back to using flags a little more and it will also become a useful device for me.
  18. macrumors 6502

    Feb 20, 2007
    I tend to agree with is surprising to find people unhappy about something pretty innocuous at worst and pretty helpful (for some). I love being able to pull out the top 5-10 people and be able to find their emails immediately.

    And with several email accounts, each with over 10,000 emails, it's nice to find one place to go to find something I flagged a day ago or a month ago.

    Two sides to most things...but for those that just can't stand to see the VIP box, I suppose it shouldn't be too much to ask for a way to turn it off. (it is part of Mountain Lion as well...not sure if you can turn it off vs just ignor it there, either.
  19. macrumors 68030


    Nov 5, 2007
    Well if you don't flag emails, the flagged box disappears. The VIP box can be put at the bottom of your email boxes, which if you have a few might push it off the page. Pretty innocuous complaint.

    I suspect if the folks took the time to select a few VIPs the box would end up being useful enough to justify its existance.
  20. macrumors newbie


    Feb 7, 2013
    Whether VIP and Flagged mailboxes are a useful feature is subjective and somewhat irrelevant. Forcing you to use those features is relevant and shouldn't be imposed on the user. Let the user decide what's useful to them.
  21. macrumors P6

    Oct 17, 2011
    While there should definitely be an option for those, among many other things that don't currently have options for, you don't actually have to use them. If you don't flag anything, you won't have a Flagged folder, and you can move the VIP (and any other folder) to the bottom or top of the list, whichever would make it more out of the way for you. So, would it still be a bit annoying to see VIP somewhere on the list...perhaps...would it really be anything even close to a big deal to the vast majority of, not really.
  22. macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2015
    yes, you can remove the "VIP" and "flagged" mailboxes on iPhone 6

    After starting to read through this thread, I just clicked on "edit" and each mailbox then got a dot displayed next to it which I could click on or off. So I clicked OFF both of these annoying mailboxes, and they're successfully hidden.

    And btw, I *did* unflag all my emails and there WAS still a "flagged" mailbox showing, until I hid it.
  23. macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2015
    OS X Yosemite Mail (Flagged)

    Removing 'Flagged' icon for an unread email that I cannot locate.
    This is making me feel a bit crazy because I am new to Yosemite & inadvertently starred/flagged or did some such wizardry to an email that is gone into the ether and cannot be retrieved to alter and thereby remove its flag. *Gah! There must be an override key! ? Is there a way to get it gone?
  24. macrumors P6

    Oct 17, 2011
    This is all really about an older version of iOS. You might want to try the Mac section. The underlying idea would be to sort by flagged or search by flagged which should bring up any such emails where you can then unflag them if you want.
  25. macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2015
    Great, will do, & C DM; thanks for the response!!!

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