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is there a hidden "Mark as read" button I'm not aware of in the email app in Android?

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This probably depends on the device, as devices with custom UIs (TouchWiz, Sense, Motoblur) will have different email applications. On CyanogenMod (and I believe vanilla Android) you simply tick the checkmark next to the message or messages you want and the button slides in from the bottom.

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Thanks. Is there an in-message button as well? – Shimmy Mar 7 '12 at 1:13
@Shimmy: Again, may vary, but on CyanogenMod/vanilla there should be a "Mark Read/Unread" button if you open an email and press the hard Menu button. – eldarerathis Mar 7 '12 at 1:15

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