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Notification Center showing email alerts when email not even running

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by wahoowad, Jan 2, 2012.

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    I like the idea of using Notification Center to give me a small alert when I get an email but am using another app. But I am getting alerts (appear as a momentary bar at the top of the screen) for new emails even when email isn't running. This confuses me as I wouldn't think the email client is checking for mail or knowing any exists on the server unless it is running.

    Can I turn this off or otherwise configure it differently?

    PS YES, email is not running. I know how to close apps and am sure it is not running.
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    Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch

    Unless you've set Fetch to manual, your iPad will check for email at timed intervals. It doesn't matter whether the email app is closed.
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    Is it downloading the email when it does this? If so, why does it seem like it is only downloading when I open the app? I can see it taking a few moments to pull down email when I start the app.
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