Hi everybody. I am the proud possessor of a new ipad 2 that I was given for Christmas. Tis a wondrous thing - so wondrous that the world and his wife want to play with it. So, please could you tell this novice how I put a password or pin number on my mailbox. There must be a way. I don't think that people would deliberately snoop but the way that you get the last thing you were on when you open up means that it could easily open up on my mail page - messaging too. I have a 14-year-old daughter who is fond of commandeering the ipad too, without so much as a by-your-leave and the same applies in this instance. I think I can set it to not do that but it is very useful sometimes, for instance with the Kindle. I like it to open where I left off. When you first receive it you want to try out everything and I have sent several messages, which, oddly, have not been answered. I had worked out that, if the send button was 'alive', this meant that the message was to someone with the same service who would, therefore, be receiving my message. Is this so or am I up the creek? Maybe it's just that nobody wants to talk to me. Reading the 'welcome mail brings forth another question. What on earth is an islate? Is this another name, given by those in the know, to an ipad? I am so glad that this forum exists as there is so much to learn and it is good to know that there are people out there willing to help. Would be so grateful for any advice and hope that, one day, I might be sufficiently accomplished as to be able to offer advice myself. Don't hold your breath tho'.