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Inboxes emptied while using IPAD 1


iPF Noob
Mar 15, 2012
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Looking for an answer on what happened & why and how to retrieve those lost emails. I was in the process of deleting 3 emails from a Yahoo inbox this morning. Again, I selected 3 specific emails from one specific Yahoo account for deletion. Something happened during the deletion process (the screen went squirrely doing its thing) and then the content of my entire inboxes (from two separate Yahoo accounts) vanished and the content of my work inbox from a separate/third account (different server) partially vanished simultaneously. There were over 300 emails that spanned a decade. Basically, all three (3) inboxes from three (3) different accounts that were accessed through my IPAD vanished at the same time. I checked the trash and spam folders and they no messages were moved. The inboxes just got wiped out. Any clues on how to remedy this?

I am on the IPAD 1 and have not upgraded to the new operating system.


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Apr 24, 2011
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Brisbane, Australia
Hi and welcome to the Forum!

I won't give you any advice here, I know nothing of this type of email account and don't want to foul it up even more, Sit tight and someone will be along who can answer your question, in the meantime:

The IPad Forum is a community of members from all walks of life and from all over the world coming together to share our experiences and to help each other learn about this wonderful piece of technology the Ipad. There is a wealth of information already here in the many threads we have so doing some searches will answer most of the questions you have. If then you cannot find the answer you are seeking then by all means post your question. There are many friendly and informed members here only too willing to help you.

We also have our own App - It is a very simple app to navigate.
Reading the IPad manual is a great place to start so please download a copy of these.
2 very informative threads from which you will learn many tips and shortcuts for the IPad.
We have rules like any Community so please read these also

Once again we welcome you here and are so pleased you have joined us!

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