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Managing mail

Selecting more than one message at a time

Tap the contact icon on the left of the message to select one or more messages.

Multi select

When one or more messages are selected, actions appear in the Action Bar at the top. There is also an overflow menu, so some of the actions might require you to tap the right hand menu icon (circled below.) If you are unsure of the meaning of an icon, you can safely long-press it to show a tooltip.

Message Options

The icons have the following meanings:

Mark as read
Mark as unread
Move the selected message(s) to the configured Archive folder

Swipe actions

Actions on a message can also be triggered by swiping it to the left or to the right. Dragging the list item in either direction reveals the icon and the name of the action. The message has to be dragged a certain distance before the action will be performed when the list item is released (finger is lifted from the screen). The background color changes from a gray to a colored background when that threshold is crossed. To not perform the action, keep your finger on the screen and drag the item back towards its original position until the background changes to gray again, then release the item.
The swipe gesture doesn't have to be performed slowy. Flinging the message to the left or to the right will work as well.

Swipe action

Which action is performed can be configured separately per swipe direction under General Settings → Interaction → Swipe actions.

Message Actions

Some actions are available only within the single message view, others are always available when message(s) are selected.

  • Delete - delete the message (move it to the Trash folder)
  • Mark unread - unset the Message Read flag
  • Archive - moving the message to the Archive folder
  • Move - present a list of folders in the current email account to which the message can be moved; do so if one is selected
  • Copy - present a list of folders in the current email account to which the message can be copied; do so if one is selected
  • Add Star - Mark the message as 'special' (\Flagged in IMAP, for example)
  • Spam - move the message to the Spam folder
  • Select All - select all messages in the folder
  • Reply - Compose a reply only to the sender
  • Reply All - Compose a reply to the sender and all other recipients
  • Forward - Forward the message by email
  • Forward as attachment - Forward the message by email as an attachment
  • Edit as new message
  • Share - pass the message body to the Android Sharing facility, so the user can share it with someone in some way other than an email forward
  • Send Again - Attempt to send this message again (usually used from the Sent folder)
  • Show Headers
  • Compose

Keyboard Navigation

Shortcut Message List Message Details
Del delete delete
Volume up next message¹ next message¹
Volume down prev message¹ prev message¹
Back managed back² managed back²
a reply-all reply-all
c compose
d delete delete
f forward forward
g toggle flag toggle flag
h show keys help show keys help
i toggle sort order
j prev message
k next message
m move move
n next message
p prev message
q up-to folder list
r reply reply
o cycle sort key
s toggle selected move-to-spam
u mark as unread mark as unread
v archive archive
y copy copy
shift-z zoom in
z toggle read zoom out

¹ if manage volume keys is turned on ² if manage back button is turned on