This is a discussion on Lost all my emails after ios 5 install. within the iPad OS forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Originally Posted by rjsilva For simplicity we'll say I'm working with one email account. This account is used on multiple devices and each device will ...
Hi, interesting statement. Care to share HOW to change the 'setting'????
Settings>Mail,Contacts,Calanders>Show.....this gives you various options from 50 to 1000.Originally Posted by MaggieSue
Yes, same here, especially when travelling, and when wifi or 3G is not reliably available (typically driving round the west of Ireland). Having my current list of key contact emails and to do emails available offline on the iPad has been a lifesaver. I archive everything worth keeping at home on the PC in folders. I do keep sync with the webmail server to delete (archive) when I delete from the iPad while away though. Then the PC only downloads relevant items when I get back. I can imagine other kinds of individual flexibility.
I still have the same question I had the beginning, is there any way at all (not one suggestion yet) to back up the mail content of the Mail application on the iPad? If not, any idea why not? If yes, how?
iTunes: About iOS backups
AFAIK there is no way to backup anything else including email messages separately. You'd have to ask Apple why not. I'd guess for a couple of reasons, to keep backup time and files to a reasonable level (email messages data may not be large, but attachments, etc. could be problematic). Secondly I'd guess that for a majority of users the iPad is not their primary mail program.
This is another reason why IMAP is a much better option for managing email than POP3 (particularly if the iPad is the primary email management program). IMAP allows email to be stored and accessed on mail servers until such time (based on your settings) that it is deleted by the account owner.
I did a Google search for iPad backup and turned up 2 companies that claim to back up all data including emails. I won't post them here since it may be against forum rules. However the companies don't seem to have a real name and seem a bit shady and suspect to me.I still have the same question I had the beginning, is there any way at all (not one suggestion yet) to back up the mail content of the Mail application on the iPad? If not, any idea why not? If yes, how?
Doing a WHOIS search on the domain names I found further make me wonder about them. The program files pass both AV and Malware scans but I still have a confidence problem with installing it.
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