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Take Control of Mail on the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch by Joe Kissell

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Decide Which Account(s) to Use

As I type this paragraph, I have six email accounts active on my iPhone (MobileMe, a POP account, an Exchange ActiveSync account, and three different IMAP accounts), plus a couple of inactive accounts. When I'm not writing about email on the iPhone OS, I have only two or three active accounts, one of which receives mail forwarded from several different domains, but the point is, it's easy to throw lots of different accounts at an iPhone OS device, and then get lost trying to navigate amongst them.

Everyone's email needs are different, but in general, Mail on the iPhone OS—especially on the iPhone and iPod touch—works best when you have fewer distinct accounts set up (largely because more accounts means more tapping ...

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