I've owned the original 16GB iPad for about two weeks. For the first 7 or 8 days I was excited by the very rapid access to my Charter email and the fact that the iPad allowed me to read and delete while preserving the messages on the server for subsequent download and reply (iPad isn't as easy as a real keyboard). Then, the iPad refused to contact Charter and I've tried every combination shown in the various problem responses that Google has provided and I've tried to match the still-working settings on my laptop and desktop. All three (LT, DT a & iPad) are on a wireless home network. The iPad accesses the internet without problem. It's the doggone SMTP, etc. settings that are driving me crazy for about a week now. "mail.charter.net"? "mobile.charter.net"? "smtp.charter.net"? POP mail servers, SMTP servers, etc. ???? I can't believe that I set this all up initially with no problem, lost it all with no (known) change to setup and can't recover despite trial and error interchanges of every (?) conceivable setting. I've tried to reproduce all suggested fixes to no avail. Did Charter make a significant change (like their new email program). Can anyone help? I would be very grateful for any suggestions!!!!