As many of you know, I am a huge fan of the iPhone. It has transformed the way that I do business with tech support.
One of the best features is the email client when paired Google Apps email. Using Google Apps (or Gmail) allows you to store a virtually unlimited amount of email online. This means you can access your email anywhere. It also means you have access to your email – anywhere – even from your iPhone.
As an example, I have over 18,000 emails dating back to 2004 that I have retained. Why? Simple – I want to be able to search back through all emails between myself and clients if needed. I can access these via the web from any computer of internet-connected device, and I can get to them all from my iPhone.
How to Search Your Email with the iPhone
Requirements: iPhone, Google Apps for your Domain (or Gmail), Mobile Sync
Open your email app and tap on “Mailboxes”. This will show you all of the folders (or labels) within Google’s email.
Tap on “All Mail” – which is your archived email. Remember about archiving and not deleting? Here is a good reason why.
Tap on the search box.
Type something in the search box and choose how to search – I typically use “all” unless I am looking for email to or from a specific person, etc.
Tap on “Continue Search on Server” – which will search through every email you have ever sent/received.