4 Tips to Manage Email on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
By the end of 2013, the number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the number of people on earth. Smart businesses have used this sweeping change to their advantage by issuing mobile devices like smartphones and tablets to employees and supporting bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives to allow employees to work from any location.
Many of the latest and greatest mobile devices have built-in email clients and other features that make it easy for employees to send and receive email from the personal and work accounts from a single interface. Today’s post details how to do just that on one of the hottest tablets on the market – the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
Here are four tips to help you manage your different e-mail inboxes on the uber-popular Galaxy Note 8 tablet:
E-mail Widget and Combined Inbox
If you’re like me, you have multiple e-mail accounts – likely one account for work and one for personal use. The Note 8 allows you to keep the inbox of each account separate, but you also have the ability to see a combined inbox with all your e-mail. My favorite way to access this is by creating a widget. To set up a widget, simply do the following:
1) Press on the home screen until a popup menu appears.
2) Click on Apps and widgets and select the widget tab on the top.
3) Find and select the e-mail widget and it will then appear on its own page that you can swipe to from the home screen.
By default, you will see the combined view. If you want to see only one e-mail account, simply deselect Combine Inbox and you can scroll through each individual inbox. Take advantage of the extra screen space on the Note 8 and resize the widget to full screen. Now you have a dedicated, full-sized widget to see all of your incoming e-mails and even compose new e-mails. Simply tap the upper right corner to open up the composer window.
After you start viewing and composing e-mails from the widget, you’ll notice that you don’t ever need to click on the e-mail app again. As you go about your day, you can quickly swipe over to the e-mail widget to see new e-mails from your personal and work account and reply without having to open the app.
Setting your default account
One thing to remember is the Note 8’s e-mail client assumes your most recently added account becomes the default account for all your e-mails. That means if you setup your work e-mail after your personal account, by default all new e-mails will be coming from your work account. If you setup your personal e-mail account first and you want it as the default, here’s what you need to do:
1) Tap Settings
2) Under Accounts, click e-mail
3) Under Common Settings click Settings and then select your personal e-mail account.
4) Tap Default Account and a check mark should appear
All future e-mails will come from your personal e-mail unless you change it when you’re composing the e-mail.
Setup e-mail folders
Once you’ve familiarized yourself with the e-mail client, you’ll soon notice that you can see folders, but you can’t create them. That’s because the folders need to be created through your hosting provider. If, for example, Bell is your hosting provider, here’s how you can create folders:
1) Open up your Web browser, and in the Address bar, type http://webmail.en.bellnet.ca.
2) Type your e-mail address in the Business Internet E-mail Address field.
3) Type the password for this e-mail address in the Password field.
4) Click on Create Folders on the top of the page.
If you want the email client to see those folders, remember that the account must be set up as either an IMAP or Exchange account. If you setup your e-mail as a POP account, those folders will not show up.
What do you think of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8? Do you use it to accomplish work-related tasks? Let us know in the comments section here.