I'm trying to get my iPad email working and syncing with a Dell laptop (Outlook 2003) and it works fine using POP3 with ATT/Yahoo aka att.net but of course no syncing on deleted emails. I just created IMAP accounts all on 3 devices: tower (Outlook2010), laptop (Outlook2003), and the new iPad3/4. Been using POP forever, never IMAP and no problems ever with POP. Provider is ATT/Yahoo. Some questions: What do multiple accts in Outlook accomplish if not perhaps to allow someone like me to transition from POP to IMAP and still be able to reflect back on old POP email? Until now I've never seen a need for more than 1 account. Maybe different accts for different email providers? I only have 1. We ran with POP for a few days on the iPad and I thought I saw bi-directional syncing with deletes with some test emails sent from the tower (different email ATT addr), but then the syncing suddenly stopped. Did I imagine it? Email downloads worked fine with and without "leave email on server" checked. Saw no difference with syncing between the two modes. How can I unilaterally switch to IMAP on the PC/iPad side when there is nothing in the Yahoo account settings to specify to use IMAP? only 2 POP setting in the Yahoo OPTIONS tab: 1 that says "access att.net via POP" and a 2nd that says "forward att.net to another email address", with "store and forward" specficied. I'm using the last setting and have been for over a year with no problems. When I send myself test emails to laptop/iPad accounts (same email addr), they arrive as follows: (IMAP set as default all 3 devices) Tower (unique emaill addr, Outlook2010) - hits old POP inbox only, not IMAP inbox. Laptop (same email addr as iPad, Outlook 2003 - same as Tower, hits old POP inbox, not IMAP inbox. iPad (same email addr as laptop) - HITS IMAP INBOX, NOT POP !!! BUT SELF DELETES AFTER ABOUT 10 MINUTES AND GOES TO TRASH FOLDER !!! Once I get this working, I need to look at syncing contacts and calendar which I understand I need Outlook 2010 and iCloud for, right? Does iCloud require the same IMAP stuff I'm trying to get running now so this is not wasted effort? OR, is there any hope for syncing contacts/calendar if I have Outlook 2010 on the laptop? Only care about syncing laptop and iPad (same email acct.). Can someone please 'splain me what's going on and how to get out of this quagmire?.....thanks!