questions about email in iOS7

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Hi all, I posted this soon after iOS7 was released but it may well have got lost in the furore of more important issues following release. Anyhow, apologies for duplication. I have two questions concerning Mail in iOS7: first, in Mail as it used to be you could limit the client to downloading only the most recent 50 messages from an imap account. This now seems no longer to be the case. Am I right? If I am, should i be concerned that I have an imap account with several thousand messages in there or is this nothing to worry about? I notice incidentally that you can still limit exchange accounts to synchronising only the last three days, or week, and so on. Second, I used to like the fact that in Mail I could search by from, to, subject or all. I thought this really intuitive. that now appears to have gone. Again, am I right? If I am, I would be really interested to hear how other folks have foudn the search facility in Mail. The old search function was really useful when I needed to bring up a communication from my corporate mailbox which has many, many messages stored in it.

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Submitted by Isaac Hebert (not verified) on Wednesday, October 2, 2013

First you have nothing to worry about reguarding the voiceover telling you how many messages you really have that is very helpful.

Submitted by allseed on Wednesday, October 2, 2013

An i map account will show all messages on the server. It downloads none.

Submitted by Bingo Little on Thursday, October 3, 2013

In reply to by allseed

Thank you, that is extremely helpful. makes me wonder about why the 50 most recent messages setting was available previously then though.