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Using Mail on a shared iPad

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by gto1970, Jul 12, 2010.

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    Tried searching but wasn't sure what to search for. My question here is if there is a way to use the ipad's mail app (yahoo) on an iPad that is shared without having the mail account always active? I love the mail app and would like to continue using it but I have to delete the account every time I hand the iPad over to anyone for privacy reasons. When creating the account I tried inputting an incorrect password so that I would just have to enter the password only each time I use it but the account can't be created if the password is incorrect. Has anyone gone through this before and if so, what was your fix? Thanks in advance.
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    TUAW's Daily App: Mailboxes for iPad

    Also, go to the login page for yahoo mail in safari. Click the + button and select "Add to Home Screen". That will create a link to the yahoo sign in page on your home screen, which you will have to sign in each time to access, unless of course you tell safari to remember your password.

    Not exactly what you were asking for, but the best solutions i could find.
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    Tried this but it keeps asking me to confirm my I'd/password combo. Will this work with a yahoo account? I didn't see yahoo mentioned anywhere.
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    The mailboxes app is for gmail only I think. My second suggestion would work with yahoo mail perfectly though.
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    Thanks....I appreciate your help.
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    Individual email accounts can be temporarily turned off without deletion in the settings email menu, then restored at any time. Those accounts won't appear when the iPad email app is opened. Unless someone goes into settings, they will never see the account.
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    Yes, I agree and am aware of that option, but so are the other users of my iPad. If there was away to keep the account without the password populated then it would be no problem. Thanks for the tip.
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    This is frustrating - the iPad is clearly designed as a one-user device.

    I wish there was a way of logging in as a user of the device, so that I can keep my apps, safari sessions and bookmarks separate from my wife's.

    It's a pain to pick my iPad up and find all the Safari sessions I had open are now replaced with ebay and holiday websites!
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    My sentiments exactly. May come down to just buying another one for the old lady and then I can use mine exclusively.
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    I fear that may be Apple's plan to get us to buy more iPads...
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    Mike, she must be very smart to leave holiday sites open on your iPad. LOL
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    Hello,
    I don't think that there is an elegant way to do this. Don't forget, it's called an"I"pad, not a "we"pad. It is designed for a single owner. Just like th eIPhone, IPod etc.
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    You could set up a gmail account and forward all yahoo mail to it simple solution then use gmail app to retrieve email.


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    I hate people who do this, but I will make an exception for myself. Get rid of your Yahoo account and get a gmail account. Its a much better overall experience and its much more feature rich and compatible with everything. Also, people actually develop around gmail, while no one does for Yahoo mail. You can probably set up your Yahoo account to forward all of your emails to gmail, and then use the Mailboxes app I linked to.
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    I suspect she finds some expensive ones to leave open so that when she recommends something cheaper I am relieved! Can't complain, at least she takes me with her :p
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    Found a solution

    I found an app the other day that fixes this issue! It is called Print n share pro and it has its own email and web browser (and of course lets you print too). Anyway it has an option to add different users that then use their own space, works great! Just search the app store for print n share pro
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    Thats funny - a "We Pad"! Seriously though - many of us live in a household where the iPad might have to be shared at times. Although, I wouldnt use it for multiple e-mails or whatever. Sharing it, IMO, should be limited to just a few games or browsing, stuff like that. Lots of us still have that "laptop/PC" mentality where we are accustomed to multiple users and accounts.

    This is why for X-mas this year, we might chip in with other relatives to get my 13 year old daughter her own iPad. :)

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