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Old 04-28-2012, 09:00 PM   #961
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Absolutely. GMail is the only way to fly. All the time.

And here's the advice I give to everyone who has gmail:

Never delete an email.


Archive to keep your in box clean, but never delete. There's no downside. You're not going to run out of space for years, and you never know when you might need to find an old email.
I delete email all the time, mostly junk, spam, and meaningless chatter. But I've been using my Hotmail account since 1996 (so long my email address is just my name, no numbers stuck on the end), and I've got so much stuff in some of my folders it's amazing. They keep upping the storage availability before I run out of space, and now I agree you'll proably never run out. But it can make it difficult too search the various folders. I've backed up my email to my external hard drive (and backed that up too), but I've never gone in and reorganized my folders. I guess I should do that now.
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:13 AM   #962
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I got an iPad 3 recently and love it. I took it on a trip the last couple of weeks as my only computer and did fine. I agree that the mail app is odd although I don't have any disappearing messages problems. Like Al I agree that gmail is excellent but I delete most of the stuff I don't affirmatively want to keep. Something in me objects to keeping all of that rubbish in an archive. Incidentally, I like this thing enough that my next phone will probably be an iPhone (when Verizon puts out a 4G version). I got a 4G RAZR Maxx a month ago but had so many problems that I returned it and reverted to my 3G Droid Global. I am typing on the iPad virtual keyboard now and even like that. I am a a fast hunt a peck typer so it doesn't much matter whether I have a standard keyboard.
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:59 PM   #963
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I used the mail app that comes with my iPad for hotmail - However, I setup Hotmail to use Exchange ActiveSync, you should be able to do the same with gmail (exchange active sync) - it works wonder, give it a try.

How To Setup Hotmail Using Exchange ActiveSync On Your iPhone, iPad And iPod Touch For Push Email, Calendar & Contacts
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A number of posts earlier I had asked about resolving problems syncing our home computer email (microsoft outlook/a&t) with my IPad. We tried all suggestions made...and no luck. So we called at&t.they can't figure out why our pc email is frozen most of the time, but we receive it on our IPad. Had "The Geek Squad" for 2 sessions..each time they thought they had a solution and didn't work (1 said at&t/sbcglobal doesn't allow 2 different computers at same time...we have wifi). Its looking like we're going to have to abandon MSOutlook and just go to Yahoo, gmail or hotmail like most of you use...and delete our at&t email and see if that works. Bottom line is no one seems to know what the problem is. Forgot too...one of those great young "geeks" at the Apple store tried his luck at it too...didn't work!
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:55 PM   #965
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I had used Outlook for my POP e-mail account. I set up a gmail account and had it retrieve the POP email. Using the Google app I can access both gmail and the POP email.

My only complaint is that my e-mail stays on the Google server, it does not reside on my IPad. The net effect is that I can't access them (or my contacts) off line.

Does anyone know how to store email & contacts on the IPad?
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:41 PM   #966
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Def. make sure that both the PC and the iPad are using IMAP, not POP. Then make sure that they are both set to download the emails but leave them on the server for at least 30 days.

It's possible that one of them is downloading the email and then telling the server it's downloaded so it can be deleted.

If you are using a hosting service with a small amount of free space (like a cheap website with free email addresses), def. delete your emails from the server after 30 or 60 days. With all the pics and ads sent via email now, it's possible for a busy email address to eat up the available space within a few years.
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:30 AM   #967
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Got a 32 GB black, an $11 cover with magnets in the flap to sleep and wake and a $10 stand on sale from Best Buy.

One thing I didn't realize is how useful the 4 and 5- finger gestures are for switching between apps. I don't have to use the home button much.

So who is using the ER app. Instead of the browser?
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:51 AM   #968
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I am using the ER app but find it frustrating in that there is no 'recent posts' link, or at least I haven't found that.

I don't use it for making replies as I don't have a keyboard.
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I am using the ER app but find it frustrating in that there is no 'recent posts' link, or at least I haven't found that.
I believe it is the "Current" button on the bottom...

It is just broken down by forum and not all listed together.
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:11 AM   #970
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How do the push notifications work, do you have to create a different account?

That's what I saw with an app. for another forum app and I had no interest in doing that.

Seems like the email notifications I get a sufficient for keeping up with subscribed threads. I click the link in the notification email and it goes to Safari. Then I use the 5-finger swipe left or right to go back to Mail.
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:34 AM   #971
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I have an iPad 2 running IOS 7. After installing this I noticed that my iPad is running slower, with annoying pauses from time to time as I skipped about doing things on the iPad.

Now we have IOS 7.1 which some are saying speeds up older iPads such as my iPad 2. I am curious if anybody has updated to this version of IOS on an older iPad and what you think of its performance.
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I have updated to iOS 7.1 on my iPad 2.

However, I can't really give you the information you desire, because my iPad 2 never had a perceptible slowdown with iOS 7 and never experienced the pauses you mentioned.

I am not much of a power user, and every now and then I stop all of the various apps (which seem to go on forever unless they are manually stopped) so maybe that helps. Yesterday I must have manually stopped about 20 apps, just for GP and because I am retired and have the time to do silly stuff like that. Also, I shut it down and re-start it every few days, after I stop all the apps. Again just for GP.

Also, even though I just have the 16 Gb version, I don't store anything at all on it... no photos, no videos, no music, nothing, other than a couple of pages of apps. So, if it needs swap space it has plenty to work with. I would imagine there could be a slowdown if most of the storage was filled up, though I have never done that and I am not that accustomed to Apple products, so I don't know that for a fact.

iOS 7.1 seems just fine to me, as did the prior version.
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:48 AM   #973
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Definitely better on my iPad 3.

One example is that if I have several tabs in Safari and I switched to a few other apps and came back, the tabs would reload.

Now it seems the tabs don't reload as much.

I'm surprised if they support iPad 2 with the latest release since there have been 3 full-sized iPad releases since (iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air).

This may be the last one they support older iPads with.
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:48 AM   #974
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My experience has been similar to W2Rs. I didn't notice any loss of speed. What I did notice after installing iOS 7.0 was that my iPad 2 didn't hold its charge for quite so long. As a result I now regularly manually close apps that are running in the background. (Two clicks of the button, flick the apps upwards).
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