I've looked all over and can't find an answer to this: My work needs a VPN to connect to the mail server (SSL VPN just as secure as a direct Exchange connection so no idea why they don't allow direct access...) Anyway I have this setup on iPhone to get mail remotely. Connect to VPN and download mail. My problem is that it always tries to get mail, even if VPN isn't connected so I get loads of "Cannot Get Mail" notifications. Is there anyway to stop this? To only get that mail when VPN is active? I've set it to manual which reduces the number of errors but it tries to download when I open mail. I don't want to (and can't) connect on demand.