This is a strange one. Often, after I read an email and then go to look for it later, it doesn't exist! Not always, but more often than not. It will show up on my imac, however. I have all the settings on all my devices, and the server set properly to not delete from server EVER. I wonder, when mail is downloaded onto the iPad is it stored locally on the iPad? And this may or may not be related, whenever I "search for messages on server", it never finds anything... "No messages found on server." Aaargh! (does this deserve another thread? ) Any ideas? Thanks!