Email Management / iPad


I’ve found that I tend to use my iPad for what I call “bits and pieces” tasks. In other words, things I can do with little bits of time because they don’t require a long, concentrated period of attention. I’ve already mentioned how great the iPad is for Internet surfing, but another fantastic productivity boost came when I started to use it to manage my email while away from my desk.

If you’re like me, you get a lot of important but not critical email messages. You know, stuff that you need to read and maybe even want to respond to, but it doesn’t contribute to your bottom line or your customer care. Now, instead of using my precious desk time for that task, I save those emails for when I have a few minutes here and there.

  • Email app. (Included on your iPad by default.) I’ve found the email app on my iPad to be perfectly adequate for handling all my needs.

Here are some of the basics:

You can connect easily with a variety of email services. It’s plug-and-play when it comes to accessing your email accounts from your iPad. You can access Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, as well as others. You just need to enter your email account name, password, and maybe the server, and you’re good to go. Want to adjust the settings? Simple. Go back to your main screen and click on “Settings” then “Mail, Contacts, Calendar” and you can adjust a number of features – including how many email messages you want to see at a time and the time periods for checking for new messages.

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