Mail still automatically downloading when set to manual

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    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.
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    The action of you opening the Mail app is you telling it to go and get any mail that's out there. I don't think there is any way to stop this behavior - its designed that way by Apple.

    Sorry.

    Marilyn
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    Rats!

    I would have hoped to be able to browse emails already downloaded without fetching more recent ones every time, but into every life a little rain must fall, I guess!

    Many thanks, Marilyn.
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    If you really want to do this, you could turn off your wifi or 3G connection. Your mail app can't pick up any new mail without a connection.
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    Thanks, good idea. A nuisance, but it would work!
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    go to settings ,mail,contacts, calendars, click email account eg gmail, and turn off email.
    Email disappears, turn back on and it reloads works on Gmail account,

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