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Old September 24th, 2012, 11:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Old September 24th, 2012, 12:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That doesn't really explain what VIP lists are, but I'm guessing you can do the same with Circles and/or Priority Inbox.

Everything else on that page has been in Android for a while now.
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Old September 24th, 2012, 01:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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vip = select any number of contacts that have email addresses and add them to your vip list. open the mail client and there is a list of your email accounts and a vip label. go into the vip label and any emails on the vip list are there.
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Old September 24th, 2012, 04:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Correct. So basically when you'd add AndroidForums to your VIP list you would get the following:
  • Lockscreen would show a * next to the mails received from AndroidForums
  • Notificationcenter would show a * next to the mails received from AndroidForums
  • When viewing your normal standalone or combined inbox every mail would have a * next to it (note: =/= flag)
  • You can view your VIP inbox showing only mails from people added to your VIP list

So yes, basically it does what priority inbox does but enhances it a little more towards the lockscreen/notificationcenter.

As an answer to the OP: Yes, Android has such a function called Priority Inbox in GMail.
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As an answer to the OP: Yes, Android has such a function called Priority Inbox in GMail.
so the android version only works within gmail? and what if the email address i have is non gmail can i still use priority inbox?
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The main difference I see is that VIP is more manual. So you manually add people to the VIP listing. In GMail, your contacts are added automatically based on a number of factors (including, I suspect, if you read the emails sent from them or just delete it, if you reply to them, etc).
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thanks. aslong as it is possible in a similar form that is good enough for me
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This is like a copy of the Priority inbox in Gmail right? Basically setting all emails from a certain person to a certain label? Isn't this like have been a standard feature on email for years already? Or isthere a difference I don't see?
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ok so i've just got my nexus and am not quite sure how i setup/add a particular email address to 'priority inbox'.

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ok so i've just got my nexus and am not quite sure how i setup/add a particular email address to 'priority inbox'.

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Gmail Priority Inbox - YouTube

On a desktop,(log into your google account or ) Gmail, then do the following
  1. Click the settings button
  2. click the settings button
  3. Click INBOX
  4. Click what type of inbox actions you want.
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This is like a copy of the Priority inbox in Gmail right? Basically setting all emails from a certain person to a certain label? Isn't this like have been a standard feature on email for years already? Or isthere a difference I don't see?
No, it isn't. It's something alike but it's no copy. The VIP feature in Android uses all manual input as where the Priority Inbox automates the system.
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