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Flagging email messages

by Adam Marks Tue, 30 Nov 2010 10:12 pm EST

Email - All Flagged Flagging an email message is a great way to keep track of those important email messages that you don't want to lose track of, regardless of what folder or account that message may be on in your device. While you can always move emails to a specific folder or try to type-to-search to organize/locate an email, it may take extra time to try and find that one specific message you are looking for.  Luckily, flagging an email will consolidate all your important emails in one spot to get to easily in the future.  To learn how to use these email flags, continue reading after the break.

In order set a to flag, just open up an email message and swipe down from the top-left corner to bring down the Email Application dropdown menu and select Set Flag. You can also use the Meta-tap shortcut by press-and-holding the Gesture Area and pressing G on the keyboard. A little flag ( Email Flag )will appear on the subject line of the message and will also be shown on the left of the message when viewing the list within a specific folder.  Once you set a flag, following these same steps will allow you to remove that flag.

Email - Set All Flagged So, once you set the flag, what is the easiest way to then find these messages?  All you need to do is to toggle the "All Flagged" folder in your email by once again swiping down from the top-left corner from anywhere within the Email app to bring down the Email Application dropdown menu.  Now, just select "Preferences & Accounts" and toggle "All Flagged" to ON. Once you go back to the main view of your mailbox folders, a new "All flagged" folder will appear that will consolidate all the flagged emails from all your email accounts and folders.

Note that these flags may or may not sync back to your email account; flags in webOS will sync as stars in Gmail, but don't sync back to Yahoo. Also, this will only show messages that are on your phone, so if the message is removed because your account only syncs email from the last 2 weeks, for example, it will not show up in the "All flagged" folder.

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