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iphone folder hell MAIL - expanded folders
#56785 11/05/20 10:32 PM
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Unlike nice desktop, iphone in MAIL, my inner folders I create are expanded, not collapsed.

On the Desktop, 10 main folders for an email account, and in there say each has 20 inside. On desktop by default they collapse.-- hunky dory.

I asked Apple rep while back why iphone not collapse, just said way it is.

Is there a solution, 3rd party app to collapse Mail folders on IOS?

As it TOTALLY UNUSABLE / impossible to scroll though my hundreds of expanded folder to find things on iphone IOS Mail app. Thanks

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kevs #56792 11/06/20 04:50 PM
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You might try Airmail 4. There are versions for MacOS, iOS, and WatchOS. it is far more configurable and flexible than Apple Mail.


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joemikeb #56794 11/06/20 05:11 PM
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Thanks Joe, I was not looking to leave Apple Mail, just like the folders collapsed. Have you noticed that, all folders per force expanded?

But who knows actually if just iphone and syncs fine with others...and does that.. So I'll send email to developer if I can...

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kevs #56796 11/06/20 05:47 PM
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Since Mail is bundled with iOS you send feedback here.


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kevs #57132 11/30/20 06:41 PM
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I just updated my iOS to 14.2. I don't know if it was always there or just arrived with this update, but after my email address in iOS Mail there is a blue disclosure arrow/semi-triangle. Clicking on it expands or collapses all folders for that email address.


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Ira L #57134 11/30/20 07:17 PM
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Ira! Wow, can you send screenshot?

The most annoying feature by far of Apple Mail on iphone.

I actually tried Airmail, which Joe pointed out, but too convoluted to test so gave up, just doing Mail again.

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kevs #57142 12/01/20 06:52 PM
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Here is a before and after screen shot of a collapsed iOS Mail account. In the after shot there is nothing below the grayed out email address.


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Ira L #57144 12/01/20 10:52 PM
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Ira , no screenshot.

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kevs #57156 12/02/20 07:27 PM
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If I click on the link in my post (on the word "Here") it takes me to imgur.com and the screen shot.

Last edited by Ira L; 12/02/20 07:27 PM.

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Ira L #57160 12/02/20 08:28 PM
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Thanks Ira, did not see there was live link there. Small one word text hard to see..

Don't' understand, says something about 3"?

I'm on 14.2.. is that current or need to upgrade IOS? And then wont be crazy expanded?


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