iOS Mail app flagged emails

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by stressymum, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. stressymum macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2010
    This may sound very OCD but I have been trying to resolve this on and off for a while now but have not found any satisfactory solution, so I wonder if all you gurus out there could help.

    I used the Flagged email in my Mac mail a lot to remind me of outstanding and todo items, both for incoming and outgoing mails. I am sure you all know that the only flagged emails that show up in iOS are those in the Inbox but not from the Sent folder or any other folders. So, when I am out and about with my iPhone and iPad mini, I do not see the flagged emails from the Sent folders which has caused all sorts of problems for me.

    I know a workaround would be cc/bcc a copy of the sent email to myself and then flag it from there but surely there has to be a more elegant way? I use both Gmail and iCloud email accounts so using the Gmail app is not an option.

    Does anyone have the same issues? How do you get around it? Have you tried any other apps that solves this? I need a Mac app with an iOS interface as I can't bear inconsistencies. Sparrow app comes to mind but it is looking so dated and I am worried about the support factor (or lack of). Mailpilot app looks great but the lack of Saved Drafts and all those different folders/complicated reminders scares me.

    Any thoughts would be most appreciated.
  2. EvanLugh macrumors 68000


    Aug 29, 2007
    Developer land
    Sounds a little something like what I wanted to do.

    for the most, the standard flagging is enough, though sometimes i would set labels (gmail) then view them in the gmail application.
    otherwise your bcc'ing idea is the only other thing i can come up with.

    good luck.
  3. streetmagic macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2008
    Definitely not OCD, it was driving me crazy too.

    I also use flags to come back to messages, even sent ones. I temporarily used a "pending" folder instead, because of those issues.

    However, there is a better solution I found a while back:

    In iOS, just pull down the screen in mail and search for "flagged".
    This will show all flagged messages, from all folders!

    You can also combine this with other status attributes, like "vip", "unread". It will show other mails if they contain the word obviously, but it's the best solution I found so far.
  4. milknhoney macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2013
    Getting rid of flagged mail

    I have the opposite problem. I have almost 8000 emails supposedly in my FLAGGED folder. There is nothing there! I tried flagging an email and then deleting it, but now the count reflects that email as well. How do I get rid of these phantom emails?

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