For Seniors: Delete and Organize E-mail on Your iPhone 4S

On your iPhone 4S, you can delete and organize your e-mail, much as you can on a desktop, by using the Mail app. When you no longer want an e-mail cluttering your Inbox, you can delete it. You can move messages into any of several predefined folders in Mail (these will vary depending on your e-mail provider and the folders you’ve created on your provider's server).

To delete an e-mail message, follow these steps:

  1. With the Inbox displayed, tap the Edit button. Circular check boxes are displayed to the left of each message.

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  2. Tap the circle next to the message you want to delete. (You can tap multiple items if you have several e-mails to delete.)

    A message marked for deletion shows a check mark in the circular check button.

  3. Tap the Delete button at the bottom of the Inbox dialog. The message is moved to the Trash folder.

You can also delete an open e-mail by tapping the trashcan icon on the toolbar that runs across the bottom of the screen, or swiping left or right on a message displayed in an inbox and tapping the Delete button that appears.

To organize your e-mail messages, follow these steps:

  1. After displaying the folder containing the message you want to move (for example, Trash or Inbox), tap the Edit button.

    Circular check boxes are displayed to the left of each message.

  2. Tap the circle next to the message you want to move.

  3. Tap the Move button.

  4. In the Mailboxes list that appears, tap the folder where you want to store the message. The message is moved.

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If you receive a junk e-mail, you might want to move it to the Spam or Junk folder if your e-mail account provides one. Then any future mail from the same sender is automatically placed in the Spam or Junk folder.

If you have an e-mail open, you can move it to a folder by tapping the Folder icon on the toolbar along the top. The Mailboxes list displays; tap a folder to move the message.

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