Mail and yahoo

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    Hello, I have looked for a thread covering the solution to my problem but did not see one so forgive me if this is a repeat. I use Mail on my iPad to to check my yahoo email account. I can receive and send mails fine. My problem is it will only show a very limited number of emails in my inbox and will not properly search emails I need to find. I have the setting at 200 emails but it only shows a dozen or so and again the real issues is it will not search past emails that I know I have. Yahoo is the only account I have so I am not able to check to see if it is simply a yahoo problem.
     
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    Ok, I was able to search emails on my Android phone so it is not a Yahoo issue. Though I guess it could be a Yahoo issue confined to iPad.

    Btw, I am not an iPad noob as this forum has labeled me. I have had the original since day 1 and now have the iPad 2. I am a noob to the forum however. Just a pride thing.
     
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    Do you have your mail protocol set to the legacy POP protocol or the more up-to-date IMAP protocol. If you have IMAP, then you're able to search all the emails on your mail server - even if you have several thousand there, as I do.

    So it's probably worth your while to switch to IMAP if you can. If you need any help to do this, just let us know.

    Tim
     
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    indeed, using imap you can fire up an email app on any device and check your emails, and the list of emails will be consistent between the devices

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    OK, so on my MacBook I have created a IMAP account while still having the original. It did not pull everything in from the server. If I go online into my yahoo mail there are many more emails in my inbox. My iPad for some reason began to sync with the new IMAP because what I have on my iPad is now the same as what I have on my MacBook in the new IMAP account. Sorry to be a bother. I have not had this problem until recently. I used to be able to search through my many emails even to find email dating back to 2007.

    Any help would be appreciated. I did not see the option on my iPad to simply change the protocol even while creating another account. When I tried to create another account on my iPad it recognized the old one and took me into an edit window. There was really nothing there to edit: a mail switch, a notes switch, and a calendar switch. I didn't change anything. After saving is when it began to sync and show what was in the new IMAP account on MacBook.
     
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    Doing a quick search, it appears yahoo has had this problem before, numerous times too with no explanation
     
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