1. kealonnix's Avatar
    Hey Guys,

    I'm coming over from a blackberry. I typically get 75-100 emails a day through our Microsoft Exchange server. Is there any way to mark all messages as read? That red circle with number of unread messages bothers me.............
    02-10-2011 09:43 PM
  2. r0k's Avatar
    Sorry, that's a feature Apple considers "advanced". What I did is I set all my email accounts to use IMAP. If I ever fall behind and wind up with 3 or 4 hundred emails marked unread, I go in a web browser and mark them read and the next time I open email on the phone they get marked read. There is a "mark all read" app you can get from Cydia if you want to jailbreak. To me it's not worth jailbreaking for such a minor feature. Of course there's other things... tethering... But I'm on At&t with the lowest tier data and tethering would be like giving a huge fat overage check to At&t so again I don't bother with jb.

    I came from a BB 8830 to iPhone 4. I must admit BB does email a lot better than iPhone. OTOH, I remember changing email account setup on my BB and having all the events I had created under the old email suddenly not synced any more and there was no way (on OS 4.2.2.196 and even 4.5) to change them to be linked to the new active email account. And don't get me started on the ugly sync process with my Mac. I have subscribed to Mobile Me for years now and when I picked up my iPhone, I had all my stuff on it before I even left the Apple store.

    I went to the VZW order page to get one for my wife and it says if I have it shipped I have to hook it to a computer the first time. How quaint. At least at the Apple store they get the thing fired up and making calls for you before you leave and the only reason to ever hook it to a computer is to back it up and "transfer purchases" so apps I bought are saved on my Mac if my phone ever dies.
    02-10-2011 09:52 PM
  3. Marc911996's Avatar
    I came from a BB Storm 2 on my Exchange Blackberry server, I like the iPhone but the way it handles mail makes me want to bounce it off a wall.
    02-11-2011 10:00 AM
  4. antonisurfer's Avatar
    guys i had exactly the same issue and i found a solution on another discussion.
    .idownloadblog.com/2011/06/09/ios-5-mark-emails-as-read/]New in iOS 5: Mark Multiple Emails as Read
    11-22-2011 05:50 PM
  5. Massie's Avatar
    guys i had exactly the same issue and i found a solution on another discussion.
    .idownloadblog.com/2011/06/09/ios-5-mark-emails-as-read/]New in iOS 5: Mark Multiple Emails as Read
    This is the link you wanted: New in iOS 5: Mark Multiple Emails as Read

    The issue with that method, however, is that you still have to manually select each email before choosing Mark as Read for the group. There is currently no way (using the native mail app) to mark all your email as read without selecting them one by one. Maybe someone else can chime in about using a 3rd party app like the new Gmail app, etc.
    11-22-2011 07:56 PM
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