Firstly, I'm new to iPads (4G/wifi G4GB) so am probably making a complete fool of myself here, but in for a penny in for a pound ... I don't want my email to download to my iPad until I specifically tell it to manually, yet it appears to be doing so automatically each time I open the Mail app. I have several email accounts, some gmail, some with myISP and a mixture of POP and IMAP (don't ask, that's the way it works best for me!). My settings are: Mail, Contacts, Calendars: Accounts: iCloud - all off except Reminders and Find My iPad Mail - 13 accounts, mixed as above, all On Fetch New data - Off Show: 50 Recent Messages Preview: 2 lines Minimum Font Size: Medium Show To/cc label - On Ask Before Deleting: Off Load remote Images: On Organise By Thread: On Always bcc myself: On Increase Quote Level: On Signature: Sent from my iPad My Info: None Calendars: New Invitation Alerts: On Time Zone Support: London Sync: All Events Default Alert Times: None Default Calendar: Calendar Sync: Reminders 1 Month Back I appreciate that most of the above is probably superfluous to my question and, equally, that I've probably missed off the one key piece of information, but can anyone help me stop Mail doing anything until I deliberately tell it to? Thanks.