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Limiting number of emails on iPad


iPF Noob
Jan 6, 2011
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I use my iPad more and more for email but I'm concerned about billions of emails accumulating and ending up as Gigs of backups.
Is there a way to limit the number of emails that are loaded onto iPad, then ideally tap button to load next bunch. For example, I would like to load most recent 100 then tap a button for next 100.
Also would like to limit the total amount of email on the device with last in first out.


iPF Noob
Jan 27, 2010
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Seattle, Washington USA
Not sure if this is what you're after but Settings>Mail, Contacts, Calendars>Show allows you to select the number of emails to display in the generic email application on the iPad. I connect my iPad email to a google account that holds thousands of emails and I only see the 50 most recent.

If you need more control over your email client than the generic app provides, you might try looking at IbisMail. I haven't used it but it has received some strong recommendations on this board and in the app store.
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