Reader Catherine Yee would like easier access to her email. She writes:
Is there a way to make an alias of a mailbox on my iPhone and put it on the home screen so I can access that mailbox more easily? I sometimes need to look back at email I’ve sent and I hate digging through mailboxes within the Mail app to find it.
I like the way you think. It would be great if, like web clippings, you could place aliases of mailboxes on an iOS device’s home screen. But I’m afraid the answer to this one is “Not possible.”
However, it sounds to me like you’ve missed a helpful feature introduced with iOS 7. It’s this: Within Mail on a device running iOS 7 you can easily choose which mailboxes to view from within Mail’s Mailboxes screen.