Being able to flag email as important or mark as unread are features long overdue in iOS Mail. iOS 5 now includes it. Here’s how to use these two new email features.
Open Mail to the Inbox view, find the message(s) you’d like to flag, and tap the Edit button.
Now tap the message(s) you’d like to flag as important.
Tap the Mark button at the bottom of the screen. A menu comes up with Flag or Mark as Read.
Here I flagged a few messages as important. Once you flag the message, you’ll see a red flag icon next to it on the list. A flag icon will also appear in the body of the message.
To unflag a message or mark it as unread, tap the Mark link inside the body of the message and tap the selection from the menu.
Apple has added new email features like this and text formatting. With each improvement they make to Mail – the more the iPad becomes a better productivity tool. And not eye candy to play games on.