see only new messages in Mail on iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by paulold, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. paulold macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2008
    Washington, DC
    I've had an iPhone since the beginning and as far as I know, there still is no way to see just my new, unread emails in Mail. The notification center is helping a little, as long as I don't have too many new emails (but I get tons of spam which doesn't help). Why can't there be a folder in Mail that contains just my unread messages? I can do this in my Mail program on my MacBook Pro - I can create a smart folder that just looks for unread emails. Once I read it, it drops out of this view. Does something like this exist for iOS5/iPhone/iPad? It seems so basic to email - I really don't understand why we don't have this feature.
  2. Kimimonster macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2012
    I'm just going to second this, it's something that drives me mad. Please apple- create something to solve it!
  3. abemonkey macrumors member

    Apr 4, 2009

    I know! Apple is supposed to be the leader in technology yet they don't have this simple feature in their mail clients. Stupid. This is close to not having copy and paste in the first couple iOS versions...
  4. viperGTS macrumors 68000

    Nov 15, 2010
    It'll probably be a major new feature in iOS 7. :(
  5. protobiont macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2010
    I'm having the opposite problem... Mail is ONLY showing unread emails in iOS 7. Any ideas why? Using an exchange account.

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