Chapter 14. Email

Email on your iPhone offers full formatting, fonts, graphics, and choice of type size; file attachments like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, Pages, Numbers, photos, and even .zip compressed files; and compatibility with Yahoo Mail, Gmail, AOL Mail, iCloud mail, corporate Exchange mail, and any standard email account.

Dude, if you want a more satisfying portable email machine than this one, buy a laptop.

This chapter covers the basic email experience. If you’ve gotten yourself hooked up with iCloud, see Chapter 16 for details.

Setting Up Your Account

If you have a free email account from Google, AOL, Outlook, or Yahoo; an iCloud account (Chapter 16); or a Microsoft Exchange account run by your employer, then setup on the iPhone is easy.

From the Home screen, tap SettingsAccount & PasswordsAdd Account. Tap the colorful logo that corresponds to the kind of account you have (Google, Yahoo, or whatever).

On the page that appears, sign into your account. Tap Next.

Now you may see the list of non-email data that the iPhone can show you (from iCloud, Google, Yahoo, Exchange, and so on): contacts, calendars, reminders, and notes. Turn off the ones you don’t want synced to your phone, and then tap Save.

Your email account is ready to go!


If you don’t have one of these free accounts, they’re worth having, if only as a backup to your regular account. They can help with spam filtering, too, since the iPhone doesn’t offer any. To sign up, go to, ...

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