Importing emails and contacts.

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  1. Shiralco

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    Hi Everyone, I am a new IPad user and new to this forum, so apologies if my hopefully simple questions have been asked before. My questions relate to importing emails and email contacts onto the IPad Air. I use Gmail and my wife Hotmail. My questions are as follows:

    1. I have set up the gmail account OK, but with hotmail I wasn’t sure whether to use the Exchange option or the Outlook option (there is no hotmail option). Does it make any difference? In the end I used Outlook.

    2. If I receive an email and wish to reply, I just tap the reply option on the email message page, but if I also want to send it to someone in my contacts list how do I do it? Can I access my contacts directly from the message page? I can’t find any way of doing this.

    3. When I go into the contacts app. All of my contacts have email addresses, but only some of them have a little envelope symbol next to them enabling me to access directly the new message page. Why is this? To send a message to one of my contacts who does not have a little envelope next to their email address I have been copying the address, then opening email and pasting it in, but surely there must be a better way.

    Again apologies if I have missed the obvious.
     
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  2. NateCheng

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    Welcome!

    1 Those options are just default settings for popular emails like google, yahoo etc. There is no difference if you can send and receive email.

    2 you can try tapping "Forward" and then add addresses from your contacts by tapping "+"

    3 it doesn't actually matter. You can still send an email to that email address by just tapping on the address and you will possibly see the little envelop appears after the first time you tap on the address.
     
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  3. leelai

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    Hi and welcome to the Forum!

    When in the email app and wishing to forward an email on to another, just tap the arrow (top right) and you will find a Forward option, press this, when the page loads just start typing the name of person you want to send it to.....you will find that names from your Contacts app will start appearing after just inputting a few letters....select the one you wish. If you want to add more, just tap the ’+' on the right and your contacts will be shown, just select the contact you wish.

    No need to go to your contacts app to send an email, just do it from your email app. When wishing to send an email to someone, tap the icon (top right) which looks like a pen on a piece of paper.....an email will load....just start typing the name again as described above.

    More info-

    When you receive an email and wish to make a contact of the sender just tap their name in the From line and an option box will appear from where you can create a new contact.

    If wishing to send a photo also, long tap in the body of the message and you will get some options, one of which is to insert a photo, press this and you will be shown your Camera Roll, Photo Stream etc.

    I hope this helps!
     
  4. Shiralco

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    Thank you both for these very helpful tips. It's quite straight forward and, I suppose, obvious once you get used to it, but quite different to the Microsoft Office Outlook I'm used to using. Once again thanks for the advice.
     
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    You're welcome!

    It is straight forward and becomes fairly intuitive after a while.....best thing you can do is play around with your apps, you'll be amazed at what you can discover on your own this way!

    Below you'll find some more handy hints to help you! Enjoy!

    We have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/discussion-forum-for-ipad/id412896524?mt=8
    Tutorial for our App
    http://www.ipadforums.net/new-membe...sistance/107524-ipad-forums-app-tutorial.html
    Tutorial on creating posts on the Forum
    http://www.ipadforums.net/new-membe...-creating-posts-starting-new-threads-how.html
    Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
    http://www.support.apple.com/manuals/ipad/
    3 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-general-discussions/21590-tips-tricks-those-us-who-dont-know.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-os/49581-ios5-tips-tricks.html
    http://www.ipadforums.net/ipad-help...shortcuts-helpful-places-people-new-ipad.html
    We have rules like any Community so please read these also
    http://www.ipadforums.net/forum-rul...um-rules-everybody-please-read.html#post14697
     

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