Replies, forwards, and attachments, oh my!

Your grandmother sent you an electronic birthday card. You want to say thanks, but your Samsung Galaxy phone is brand new and you can't figure out what the symbols in Samsung email do. It's simple once you know what they mean.

How to download an attachment in Samsung Email

Your friend is on her honeymoon in Cancun and she just emailed you a bunch of photos of her and her new husband parasailing. How do you view these photos and take in their matrimonial bliss? Easy:

  1. Launch the Email app from your Home screen or the app drawer. It's an envelope with a red "@" over the top of it..
  2. Open the email message with the attachment.
  3. Tap on the view attachments button. It's an arrow to the right of the attached file. Attached files are located near the top of the email, right under the sender's name.
  4. Tap the download button.

    how to download attachments

The attachment is saved in your downloads folder.

How to reply to to an email with Samsung Email

  1. Launch the Email app from your Home screen or the app drawer. It's an envelope with a red "@" over the top of it.
  2. Open the message you want to reply to.
  3. Tap on the reply button. It is a curving arrow that points to the left in the left corner of toolbar at the bottom of your screen.
  4. Enter your message in the message field.
  5. Tap the send button. It looks like an envelope with a small arrow in its lower right corner and it's in the upper right corner of your screen.

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How to forward an email with Samsung Email

  1. Launch the Email app from your Home screen or the app drawer. It's an envelope with a red "@" over the top of it.
  2. Open the email message you want to forward..
  3. Tap on the forwarding button. It is an arrow pointing to the right, in the middle of the toolbar at the bottom of your screen.
  4. Fill in the To field with the recipient's email address.
  5. Tap the send button. It's in the upper right corner and looks like an envelope with a small arrow in its lower right corner.

    Alternatively, you can tap the contacts button in the top right corner to choose a recipient from your contacts list. It looks like the silhouette of a person's head and shoulders.

    how to forward a message

How to delete an email in Samsung Email

Samsung gives you two ways to delete emails: the first is from your inbox, and the second is from within the email message.

  1. Launch the Email app from your Home screen or the app drawer. It's an envelope with a red "@" over the top of it.
  2. From your inbox: Swipe your finger to the left or right over the message you want to delete. The words "deleted" and "undo" will appear where the message information had been displayed previously.
  3. From an open email message: Tap the delete button. It looks like a garbage can in the upper right hand corner. The entire message will disappear and the next message in the list will be shown.

    how to delete a message

Your deleted messages are kept in the recycle bin folder (it has a garbage can beside it). If you delete an email from the recycle bin, it will be permanently deleted, disappearing into the ether, never to be seen again.