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When we were looking at the main mail screen in the previous movies, you might have noticed this VIP mail box. This is a feature of mail that let's you designate specific people as VIPS and any message that you receive from them after that will be displayed in the VIP inbox. This makes it easy for you to quickly know whether an incoming message is from someone important to you. Regardless of which of your email addresses the message is sent to. You can set up VIPs in a couple of different ways. You can start from right here on the main Mailboxes screen and tap VIP. And since I currently have no VIPs, I can tap Add VIP.
That takes me to my contacts, and here I can just browse through and find the name of the person I want to add. And now this person is a VIP, I can tap her name and notice that she has two email addresses and both are listed here, so no matter which address I receive an email from, the message will get added to the VIP list. Now if I go back to the main mailboxes screen and I tap VIP I can see all the messages I've received from this person. Another way to make someone a VIP, is directly from an email you've received. I go into my iCloud inbox and let's say I want to make sure I get alerted when the lynda.com monthly newsletters gets sent to me.
So I'll make this address a VIP too, all I have to do is tap the name and then tap Add to VIP. Notice a star now appears next to the name. Now if I go back to the main Mailboxes screen, and I tap VIP, I'll see messages from both the VIPs that I just added, and when they send me new emails, they'll appear here in the VIP box, too. Now Mail isn't moving the messages to a special folder or location. The VIP mailbox is simply a way of filtering your messages so the emails you get from the people on your list can be accessed from one location.
The messages will still show up in their respective inboxes as well. If you have to manage your VIPs, tap the blue i button next to VIP. Here you can tap a name to see the email addresses associated with it. You can also slide your finger across a name to reveal a Delete button, and that lets you to remove the person from the VIP list. I'll just tap off of that to ignore that for now, and you can also tap Add VIP to add more people to the list. I'll just cancel that, now there is also VIP Alerts button here. This takes you to the notification center for VIPs. We looked at notifications in the first chapter, but here you can choose whether you want a message to pop up when you get an email from a VIP, you can choose Banners, or Alerts, or None.
I'll keep Banner selected. You can choose whether you want a sound to play when the VIP message appears. And you can also specify if a preview of the message text shows up in the alerts that appear, or on the screen when your phone is locked. I'll leave these settings the way they are for now. So, that's how you set up VIPs and mail, making it easy to quickly identify the messages from the people you care about.
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