Using Mail on a shared iPad

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

  1. gto1970

    gto1970
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    Messages:
    8
    Thanks Received:
    0
    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.
     
  2. muyoso

    muyoso
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2010
    Messages:
    203
    Thanks Received:
    1
    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.
     
    #2 muyoso, Jul 12, 2010
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2010
  3. gto1970

    gto1970
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    Messages:
    8
    Thanks Received:
    0
    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.
     
  4. muyoso

    muyoso
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2010
    Messages:
    203
    Thanks Received:
    1
    The mailboxes app is for gmail only I think. My second suggestion would work with yahoo mail perfectly though.
     
  5. gto1970

    gto1970
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    Messages:
    8
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Thanks....I appreciate your help.
     
  6. figmo10

    figmo10
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2010
    Messages:
    517
    Thanks Received:
    3
    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.
     
  7. gto1970

    gto1970
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    Messages:
    8
    Thanks Received:
    0
    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.
     
  8. MikeTemple

    MikeTemple
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2010
    Messages:
    11
    Thanks Received:
    0
    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!
     
  9. gto1970

    gto1970
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
    Messages:
    8
    Thanks Received:
    0
    My sentiments exactly. May come down to just buying another one for the old lady and then I can use mine exclusively.
     
  10. MikeTemple

    MikeTemple
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2010
    Messages:
    11
    Thanks Received:
    0
    I fear that may be Apple's plan to get us to buy more iPads...
     

Share This Page



Search tags for this page
how to remove access to email on shared ipad
,
how to share email on ipad
,
ipad email prompt for password
,
ipad email share apps
,
ipad mail password prompt
,
ipad prompt for email password
,
ipad2 email prompt for password
,
shared email account on ipad
,
shared email accounts on ipad
,

shared ipad email