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    getting e-mails on ipad2

    I have a new ipad2. I also have an apple desktop mac. I have tried with no
    success to get e-mails on my ipad.
    My provider is a minor player in this business
    compared to the big guys.( magma.ca). I have contacted Apple with no success.
    Too, took it back to Staples and they couldn't connect me either. Any solutions
    for a complete newbie.....

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    Sign in with safari to there web sight and ask for there mail protocol

    Add
    New mail using there protocol at other

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    Quote Originally Posted by keylargo72 View Post
    I have a new ipad2. I also have an apple desktop mac. I have tried with no
    success to get e-mails on my ipad.
    My provider is a minor player in this business
    compared to the big guys.( magma.ca). I have contacted Apple with no success.
    Too, took it back to Staples and they couldn't connect me either. Any solutions
    for a complete newbie.....
    Hi KeyLargo - welcome to the forum! I'm confused, your name suggests the Florida Keys, the .CA California but assume Canada, and your sign-in Ontario - now where do you live and what ISP are you using?

    So, you have a minor Canadian ISP and cannot get the native iPad Mail App to work - correct? Well my first 'easy' choice would be to suggest obtaining a web-based mail client, such as Yahoo (or the others listed when setting up a new account in Mail) - works so quickly, BUT you may have a LOT of email already on your current ISP site - before I continue w/ suggestions (which involves obtaining the POP3 or IMAP plus the SMTP server names from you ISP), please respond to my first suggestion. Dave

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    Searching for magma.ca, it looks like a POP account is the only option. I don't like these much, but it can be done.

    I can't help with the details, but go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars, choose Add Account, Other, Add Mail Account. Use the instruction from their site at this link to mix and match the settings. You may have to set the account up, then go back in and edit it to get them all correct.

    Primus Business Support - Magma Email Setup - Mac Mail

    Anyway, that should work. To be sure I'd contact their support and ask. Especially ask if they have IMAP or Exchange server options, or plan to implement them soon.

    Giradman's suggestion to get another account is also good. A Gmail account can be set up to check and import your old account's email, so that you don't miss anything. An iCloud email account offers a lot of extra integration between your Mac and iPad, so that should be considered as well.

    Good luck.

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    OK, twerppoet, you see, like the iPad guru around here... Could you point me in the right direction? I just had to restore my iPad since it gave me the deadly black screen, but now I'm not able to set up my Yahoo email as I'd had before. Is there some SMTP, POP server thingamabob that I need to make sure reads a certain way?
    I searched the forum, as I hate to post issues that are redundant, but didn't find anything. (Uh-oh, now it's dawning on me that perhaps I should go to Yahoo's settings... ?!)

    Many thanks in advance! :-))

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatakalamata View Post
    OK, twerppoet, you see, like the iPad guru around here... Could you point me in the right direction? I just had to restore my iPad since it gave me the deadly black screen, but now I'm not able to set up my Yahoo email as I'd had before. Is there some SMTP, POP server thingamabob that I need to make sure reads a certain way?
    I searched the forum, as I hate to post issues that are redundant, but didn't find anything. (Uh-oh, now it's dawning on me that perhaps I should go to Yahoo's settings... ?!)

    Many thanks in advance! :-))
    (Oops, that should read: "you SEEM like the iPad Guru..."!!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatakalamata View Post
    OK, twerppoet, you see, like the iPad guru around here... Could you point me in the right direction? I just had to restore my iPad since it gave me the deadly black screen, but now I'm not able to set up my Yahoo email as I'd had before. Is there some SMTP, POP server thingamabob that I need to make sure reads a certain way?
    I searched the forum, as I hate to post issues that are redundant, but didn't find anything. (Uh-oh, now it's dawning on me that perhaps I should go to Yahoo's settings... ?!)

    Many thanks in advance! :-))
    For personal accounts directly from Yahoo the setup should be pretty automatic. Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account and choose the Yahoo option. The only thing you should need to enter is your email address and password. If you've got an indirect account through some other ISP, then you'll probably need to look at their support site on how to set it up.

    In the past, Yahoo has been erratic authenticating accounts. I was under the impression (from lack of new complaints) that they had mostly fixed that. However, if they are having problems all you can do is try again later. Delete the not-working account and try adding it again.


    Alternately you can use the Yahoo Mail app from the App Store. In some ways this is a better app. It gives you better control over your Spam/Junk and Trash folders You can use that in the mean time. Eventually you'll want at least one account set up in the Mail app. Without it you can't send emails and attachments from other apps.

    Good Luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatakalamata View Post

    (Oops, that should read: "you SEEM like the iPad Guru..."!!!)
    UGH! Please disregard my posts above. I figured it out and am too embarrassed to even post to perfect strangers what it was I was doing wrong.

    <Exiting offstage very quietly...>

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatakalamata View Post
    (Oops, that should read: "you SEEM like the iPad Guru..."!!!)
    There are several very helpful people on the forum. You'll run into them all eventually, if you stick around. It's a great place to learn about your iPad, or just hang out for the company.

    Welcome to the forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by twerppoet View Post

    For personal accounts directly from Yahoo the setup should be pretty automatic. Go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Add Account and choose the Yahoo option. The only thing you should need to enter is your email address and password. If you've got an indirect account through some other ISP, then you'll probably need to look at their support site on how to set it up.

    In the past, Yahoo has been erratic authenticating accounts. I was under the impression (from lack of new complaints) that they had mostly fixed that. However, if they are having problems all you can do is try again later. Delete the not-working account and try adding it again.

    Alternately you can use the Yahoo Mail app from the App Store. In some ways this is a better app. It gives you better control over your Spam/Junk and Trash folders You can use that in the mean time. Eventually you'll want at least one account set up in the Mail app. Without it you can't send emails and attachments from other apps.

    Good Luck.
    Thanks for taking time to write, twerppoet. It's working fine now, however, I'd be interested if you have an opinion about Gmail vs Yahoo. I have both, but might close up shop at Yahoo for most part and use Gmail primarily. I don't Gmail's email interface when on a PC, but I've heard it has a better user interface and they've made big improvements in calendar, now better, presumably, than Yahoo's calendar.

    But I'm curious if Gmail could have more problems since G and iOS aren't close friends anymore (due to map app fiasco).

    So, with all that said, do you-- or others here--- have an opinion one way or the other regarding either of those email programs?

    T'anks.


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