VIP Contacts: How to Set Up an Important Email List in Mail on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Searching for contacts in the Mail app can be made much easier by giving them VIP status. VIP (Very important person, translated "Very important person") is indicated in the inbox with an asterisk next to the contact's name. Messages from the same VIP contacts appear in their own folder in the «Favorites»..

Apple allows VIP status to be assigned to a maximum of 100 contacts, and when using the "ICloud Contacts."In the case of television, it can be accessed from all Apple devices connected to the same account. In addition, in the Mail application, you can configure the corresponding notifications when you receive a message from a VIP contact. Read how to set up a VIP contact list in the Mac Mail client, iOS 11, and Mail iCloud in the following instructions.

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How to add a contact to the VIP contact list on macOS

1. Open the application. "Mail". in More.

2. In the mailbox, select the contact to whom you want to assign VIP status.

3. Move the mouse cursor to the left of the contact's name in the message header and click the star that appears. It should become opaque.

You can also click the downward-pointing arrow next to the name or address and click «Add to VIP». in the drop-down menu.

When there is at least one contact on the panel's VIP list «Favorites». a special folder will appear. If you open the folder and select a VIP contact, the email of this contact will only be displayed in the message list.

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How to remove the VIP status of a contact in macOS

In the Mail app, click the VIP folder in the sidebar, right-click the contact, and select "Remove from VIP."

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1. In the folder "Inbox". select the message of the contact whose VIP status you want to revoke.

2. Click the star next to the username (it should turn transparent). You can also press the down arrow next to the name or address and touch "Remove from VIP." in the drop-down menu.

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How to configure notifications in the Mail app on macOS only for incoming emails from VIP contacts

1. open the application "Mail"..

2. Select the section «Settings ». in the program menu.

3. In the General panel, select VIP from the drop-down menu next to the option "New message notifications"..

How to add a contact to the VIP contact list on your iPhone or iPad

1. Open the application. "Mail". on your iPhone or iPad.

2. Select Mailboxes. in the upper left corner of the screen.

3. If you haven't created a VIP contact before, tap on the VIP folder, which should appear below normal mailboxes. If you are adding a contact to an existing list, press the icon with the "I" in the circle next to the VIP folder.

4. Click on "Add VIP".. This option will appear in the center of the screen if there is no VIP contact list, or at the bottom of the screen if one already exists.

5. Select the contact you want to add to the VIP list (note that the contact card must contain an email address, otherwise you will not be able to assign VIP status to the contact).

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How to remove the VIP status of a contact on an iPhone or iPad

1. Open the application. "Mail". on your iPhone or iPad.

2. Select Mailboxes. in the upper left corner of the screen.

3. Press the icon with the image "I" in the circle next to the VIP folder.

4. Swipe the name of the contact you want to remove from the VIP list and tap "Delete".. Everything.

If you want to remove the status of multiple contacts, press "Change". in the upper right corner of the screen.

5. Touch the red minus icon next to the contact whose status you want to revoke.

6. Click on "Delete"..

7. Click on "Done". in the upper right corner of the screen.

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How to set up VIP alerts on the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

You can configure your own notifications using the VIP button on the VIP list. To do this, open "Settings"."Notifications"."Mail".VIP.

Similarly, you can configure notifications only for certain users on Apple Watch. Add these contacts to VIP list and disable message notifications except for VIP list contacts. To do this, open the Apple Watch application on your iPhone or iPad"Notifications"."Mail"..

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How to add a contact to the VIP contact list in iCloud Mail

1. Open icloud.com in your browser and log into your account with your Apple ID credentials and select "Mail". in the application list.

2. Select a message in the folder "Inbox". of the sender to whom you want to assign VIP status.

Tap the sender's name or email address in the message header.

4. From the drop-down menu, select the box next to "VIP". and press "Save"..

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How to remove a contact's VIP status in iCloud Mail

1. In the application, select the message from the sender whose status you want to revoke.

2. Tap the sender's name or email address in the message header.

3. In the drop-down menu, uncheck the box next to "VIP". and press "Save"..