Here's your person. It just happened to me again. I've had the ipad for 2 years and its done it to me 3 times now. I also have POP, have talked to my provider, checked all my settings. Everything is as it should be. Did u ever find a solution?
Originally Posted by galaxed
This thread is almost a year old but that's ok. Pop accounts are hit an miss. I suggest setting up a gmail account and forward all your mail direct to gmail. The iPad supports gmail direct and you should find it is more stable. Oh Welcome to our forum.
I have been having the same issues. I have two pop3 email accounts and are both set up correctly. No issues at all on my iPhone, but on my gen 3 ipad every once in a while messages in my inbox just go missing. Seems to happen when starting a manual download of 100 plus messages (mostly spam!). And yes, I have settings at displaying 400 messages. This is incredibly frustrating and can't depend on the main function of this device.
Originally Posted by Dtbriten
So to be clear on my issue, it's a pop3 mail account (both of them), set to leave on the server after download, fetch was turned off but I'm trying it on now. This has happened multiple times and happened again last night. Started downloading about 120 messages and then all inbox messages older than about 3 days just disappear. Other times it was all messages that were gone. The email app did lock up briefly at the same time.
I've been combing the forums for help. Seems like many have this problem, but no solutions. My thoughts on what people say about pop3 mail, bs! I've been using it all this time on two pcs and the iPhone with zero issues until now. And it's absurd that iPhone/ipad backups do not include email messages.
I'm going to meet with one of the apple 'geniuses' and see if they can help. I'll post any solutions.
iCloud supports email back up however I donot use it.
I again use gmail not only is your mail backed up it is also available on any i device or computer you own. I have no issues regarding emails using that method. Make sure iCloud email is turned off if using gmail. In addition I use mail box as my mail client as it offers more features than Apple mail program it also is showing 7000 messages. In addition I have the gmail app so I can check my mail direct if I choose to. I use the direct gmail app to purge old emails in bulk.
Yeah I have a Gmail account too and no issues there. For now though I'm stuck with the Pop account for work use. The problem with using iCloud to sync and backup is syncing with Outlook which I use on my PC. Can't seem to find a way to sync the three so I end up doing things manually.
The 'genius' at the Apple store did find that between my iphone and ipad the port settings were different on both Pop accounts. Now that all matches I'll see if that solves the disappearing mail problem. I'm not very confident.
What I gathered from talking to him was Apple assumes that all email uses IMAP or an Exchange server which would be backed up by the mail server, so there is no need to back up email messages via iTunes or iCloud. Leaves a lot of people out though. Forwarding mail through Gmail is not a viable option. It would make sorting mail impossible since it would all come from myself.