Emails disappearing...

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    Hi. This has happened a few times now. I'll be browsing through my emails and then suddenly all my emails disappear !. Definitely not deleted The curious thing is that when I retrieve emails from my pc they are all downloaded. It's as if the iPad is actively linked with my isp server copy and not being stored locally on the iPad.... Bit confused by this. Anyone else getting the same problem ?
    Many thanks
    Rik
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    Are you using the legacy POP email protocol or the newer IMAP protocol. IMAP indeed provides you with a virtual 'window' from your iPad to the email server and emails deleted on the server will 'disappear' from the iPad too. If you use POP, then the emails are downloaded and stored locally. Changes made on the email server are then *not* replicated on the iPad.

    Tim
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    Hi Tim.
    Many thanks - Yep I'm using imap. I didn't realise imap did that... I'll switch to pop.
    I very rarely use my other pc now (since getting the iPad), but Just worked out that every time my girlfriend fires up the other pc and opens outlook and syncs the emails I lose mails on the pad.
    Mystery solved. Many thanks again
    Best regards
    Rik

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