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Is there an iPad App to allow me to use two accounts (gmail

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Is there an iPad App to allow me to use two accounts (gmail and a POP3 account in Hong Kong) to download emails seperately and put in/out messages in sub-folders just like Outlook Express or even better can I import existing archived Outlook Express messages from my PC to my iPAD?
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you can do this within the current email app for making Sub Folders.

To do this.

Step 1
Tap the envelope icon on the iPad to open your email account.

Step 2
Touch "Inbox" in the upper left corner of the screen to see the list of messages in your inbox, if the list isn't visible. When holding the iPad in landscape position, which is horizontal, the list is always visible when checking your mail. When holding the iPad in portrait mode, which is vertical, you may not see the list when you open the mail application. The Inbox button shows the list.

Step 3
Tap the "Mailboxes" button located above the email list. The list of email messages is replaced with a list of the folders and subfolders in your email account. The list name changes to Mailboxes, and an Edit button appears above the list.

Step 4
Tap the "Edit" button, and then tap the "New Mailbox" button at the bottom of the screen.

Step 5
Type the name of the new subfolder.

Step 6
Tap the "Mailbox Location" menu to see a list of your current folders. Touch the name of the folder where you want to save the new subfolder.

Step 7
Touch "Save" at the top of the screen to save the subfolder.

For importing existing emails from Outlook Express, this is not possible sorry as Outlook Express uses a propriety format (DBX files) which other applications cannot communicate with.

The only way would be to forward the emails from Outlook Express to your email account on the iPad.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.



This doesn't seem to work as you describe:

Step 1 OK


Step 2 At left top I have Mailboxes Edit. Below that All inboxes, Gmail,, VIP, All Mail (Gmail), Important (Gmail). In bottom pane headed Accounts and Below that Gmail and


Which button do I press next?



You need to press on one of your accounts first, the one you want sub folders for. eg: Gmail.

I have a video that shows this, which may make it easier for you John

Let me know if you have any difficulties please

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Hi Richard,


I watched your video.


I need to create two-level folders as in Outlook Express. For example a Folder called Friends then a number of subsidiary folders each with the name of one of my friends. Is that possible?


Your video shows a Gmail account. I think I read that iPAD offers the folder facility just for Gmail and one or two other IMAP services, but it will not work on POP3 servers - that is why I asked whether there was a APP ofering a more universal Email Client?



Thanks John,

No, only for iMap accounts you can do this, as Pop3 does not handle folders at all (when in outlook these are on the computer, not the account) where abouts the iPad works directly to the server.

You are limited to one level folders sorry. Again, it is not a limit of the App, as all Apps have this limitation, it is down to how the iPad works with the email server.

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