iPad email app that does not auto-check

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by addmorebhp, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. addmorebhp macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2013
    I have read post after post, review after review and still have not found an answer. I'm sure it is out there...I just have not come across it.

    I am looking for an iPad email app that meets the following requirements:

    1. It must configurable to prevent auto checking of email. I need an email client that only checks for emails when I tell it to and preferably (not required) only for the email accounts I tell it to check.

    2. It must support multiple email accounts across multiple providers (ex/ Timewarner, gmail, yahoo, earthlink, etc). I do not need the multiple accounts to be in the same inbox. I actually prefer they not be.

    It appears Sparrow and Altamail are two very popular clients. How do these fare against my requirements?

    Thank you and best regards.
  2. lot of apples macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2012
    The built-in mail app can be set to check mail manually, and works well with multiple accounts.

    Check under Settings > Mail, Contact, Calendars > Fetch New Data > Advanced.

    Each account you have can be set individually, or you can set a global retrieval setting under "Fetch New Data".

    That seems to meet your requirements.
  3. tekboi macrumors 6502a


    Aug 9, 2006
    You can set the mail accounts to check manually...

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