Email - Mark All Messages as Read

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Pete the Geek, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. Pete the Geek macrumors regular

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    I know we can select multiple messages using the "Edit" button and then mark them as read. I recently found the right incantations to get my company email account onto my iPad. The issue is that I ended up with a badge showing 517 new messages. This made it hard to tell when I really had new mail. I ended up marking read them manually, 127 at a time, but I can't help thinking "the has to be a better way". Is there a "select all" or "mark all as read" feature that I'm missing.

    This will be an issue again because I only have my inbox from work and I want to tinker with it to see if I can get my sent items and other folders to show up (it is "Squirrel Mail" based, if that helps).

    FWIW, just having my work mail on my iPad mail is a relief. Our web mail portal uses a captcha on the log in screen and it was a humongous pain to enter every time I want to check email on my iPad.
     
  2. philip in al macrumors regular

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    That has been an issue for me since day one. I don't know why Apple does not include the ability to "select all" then delete. The only way that this possible is on a Jailbroken phone, using a third party app. It's one of the most useful apps out there. It allows you to select all email with one button and then provides you several different option, such as delete all, move all, mark all etc. I miss that program more than any other.
     
  3. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    Does your e-mail sync to a computer? (Like, using IMAP or Exchange so the sync goes both ways?)

    If so, mark them all as 'read' on the computer and that information will come back to the phone.

    That's obviously not ideal for everyday use, but if you've got over 500 messages it sounds super-useful in this one case.
     
  4. Pete the Geek thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the idea.

    The mail system is called "Squirrel Mail". I haven't been able to get much information about it as it is managed by a third-party organization. When I asked, they gave me incorrect information about the POP settings. Yesterday I got the correct information by looking at someone's computer who was already set up.

    I tested it by setting it up on my Mac Book Pro. Now I see that I have over 1200 "unread" emails, basically every email I have received. I will explore my sync options betwen my iPad and my Mac Book. I have cloud email sync turned off. I might have to turn it on, though I don't want to be reliant on the Mac Book.
     
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