Losing email - when opened from another device

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    Hi all

    I am using an IPad 2, but also a windows laptop and an Android phone - Yes, I know I should wash my mouth out !!
    If I open an email on the phone or laptop, it doesnt appear on the Ipad, like wise if I open on the IPad.
    Any ideas would be appreciated
    Cheers
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    Somerled iPad Junkie

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    Are you connecting to the accounts on the devices via POP3? Look in the settings on the devices as well as the settings for the email account itself at the host. If it is POP3, you need to look into using IMAP.
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    I use iPad 1 and 2, Windows laptops, Windows netbooks, an Android phone, an iPhone and a touch 4, a Kindle Fire, and I've got my email accounts set up as POP3. All my emails are accessible on each device, and stay that way unless I delete them on each device.

    On iPad, iPhone and touch, I have my email accounts set up this way: Settings > whatever email account I'm using > Advanced > Remove - Never > Delete from server - Never.

    I purposely set up my accounts that way because I archive emails on laptop and keep only a handful on various mobile devices. That's worked for me for years, even before iPad, because I started with an iPhone years ago.
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