Of course, all of my emails are highly important
July 23, 2014 6:28 PM   Subscribe

Is it possible to set an importance flag on my email using the standard Android mail app?

I'm connecting with my Outlook corporate email via the standard Android email app. Is there anywhere I can set a priority on the email - the High Importance and Low Importance flags in Outlook?

I'm *positive* this was possible in past versions of Android, but I'm not seeing it anywhere as an option. This is on a Moto X, running Android 4.4.2 (KitKat).
posted by Chrysostom to Computers & Internet (9 answers total)
Yes. Open a draft email. Hit the menu key/sign. Click on the choice "priority". Another dialogue box will open and give you a choice of high, low, etc.

I am using a Galaxy S4 (Kit Kat 4.4.2) on Verizon.
posted by 724A at 6:48 PM on July 23, 2014

Response by poster: I don't have a choice "Priority" on the menu. I have:

Attach picture
Attach video
Add Cc/Bcc
Save Draft
Insert quick response
posted by Chrysostom at 6:52 PM on July 23, 2014

When I draft an email, with that email open before I send, and then hit the menu button on the bottom left of the phone I get the following choices:

Send Email to myslef
Scheduled email
! Priority
Tracking Options
Security Options

Maybe it is a function of the account setup? My email in that app uses the Microsoft Exchange Server.
posted by 724A at 7:04 PM on July 23, 2014

Response by poster: Yup, Microsoft Exchange Server here.

But I'm not following you on a menu button on the bottom left, sorry. When in the stock email app, KitKat shows its standard three buttons at the bottom:

- Hide keyboard/Go back button (bottom left)
- Home button (middle)
- List recently opened apps button (bottom right).

Here's a screenshot. Earlier Android versions had a menu button below, but not KitKat, at least on my phone.

I have a settings icon top right in the app, which gives the list of options above.
posted by Chrysostom at 7:36 PM on July 23, 2014

I have a menu button below the screen, bottom left, in the space to the left of the home button. I thought all Android phones had one? And an undo button to the right of the home button?
posted by rabbitrabbit at 8:38 PM on July 23, 2014

Maybe it is something Samsung did to stock Android?

The button to which I refer (excuse my graphic ability) looks like this:


What kind of phone do you have?
posted by 724A at 8:41 PM on July 23, 2014

Best answer: The stock Email app from Google (which is what is used on the Moto X - or very close to it) does not have this option. Other OEMs (Samsung, LG, HTC) will significantly alter system apps and often add additional features. This is apparently one of them.

If this feature is essential to you, you'll need to download another email client from the Play Store that supports Exchange Server.
posted by trivia genius at 6:51 AM on July 24, 2014

Such as Touchdown Exchange which is fantastic.
posted by blue_wardrobe at 8:04 AM on July 24, 2014

Response by poster: I went with Nine, and have been very pleased.
posted by Chrysostom at 11:47 AM on August 6, 2014

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