Mail keep mails for 3 days only

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  1. Rends

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    I have set mail to keep the last 100 mails but the App shows the last 3 days only with about 20 mails.
     
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    You have set show recent messages to a 100, however there is also a mail days to sync setting that defaults to 3 days, you need to change this to no limit. Settings - mail, contacts and calendars - your mail account - mail days to sync.
     
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    Thx for the tip!
     
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    Can't find the "mail days to sync" setting....where is it?
     
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    It tells you in my previous post. If you are using a pop account I don't think it appears because your not syncing with a pop account but downloading direct from the server.
     
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    On my POP accts, you can adjust under Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Advanced > Delete from server > you make your choice

    From Advanced, you also have a choice of days under Remove.
     
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    I use a LIVE account for emails. When I change the mail sync to "no limit" it changes back to 3 days. Can anyone help me?
     
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    Hi, welcome to iPF!

    Try the usual fixes:
    Restart your iPad: turn it off, wait for a few minutes, turn it on again.
    Reset it (this will change nothing and you won't lose anything): press and hold Home and power button simultaneously until the Apple logo appears. Release both and let the iPad power up on it's own.
    Reset Settings (you will have to enter all the settings again afterwards): go to Settings - General - Reset - Reset all Settings.

    If performing these doesn't help, try to delete the account and set it up again. This mostly solves issues with email accounts.
    Hope that helps.
     
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    I powered off and reset the iPad to no avail. The mail sync did not retain the change. If I delete the live account and recreate it will I lose all my mail? I know It cannot be the live account because I can see emails from months ago on my laptop. I just can not see them on the iPad nor can I afford to lose these files.
     
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    You won't lose the emails. They'll be loaded to your iPad again after setting up the account.
     
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    It took all my bravery to do so but I deleted the account and recreated it. All my inbox email is still there but I lost all my mail folders where I organize my emails. I used to see them on the iPad before I deleted the account. The are still on my live account but I cannot access them from the iPad. Any ideas?
     

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