Using email on your new iPad device is one of the most simple things you can learn – if you are familiar with general email technology. To start the email app on our iPad, tap “Mail” on the device’s Home Screen. There are two viewing options you can choose from within the Mail app: Hold the iPad in landscape mode to use the Mail in a split-screen column view or hold it in the portrait mode to see your messages full-width with a button at the top of the screen.
Write a New Email
Tap the button that has an image of a square with a pen on it to compose a new email. If you haven’t already set up an email account on your iPad, you will need to configure the account settings. Tapping this button will open a blank email message in which you can begin to compose your email. You can also start a new email to specific person by finding their name in your contacts list and then tapping their email address.
View an Email Message
Tap any email listed in your inbox to view the entire message. Double-tap, pinch and swipe to zoom in, zoom out and scroll through the email. Zooming in to every email can get tiresome. If you notice that the text size of all email messages is too small, you can go to your email settings and increase the minimum size of text. This will cause all of your emails to be delivered in a larger text font.
Navigate Among Email Messages
You can move in between email messages in your inbox by simply selecting a different message in the left-hand column (landscape mode). In portrait mode, where the Inbox/Folders column is not always visible, use the up and down buttons at the top to move up and down through your emails within your Inbox.
Change Email Accounts and Folders
This is done by moving leftwards in the Inbox/Folders area. The left-pointing arrow button at the top, above the search field displays the name of the item one layer up in the hierarchy of folders and accounts.
Opening Attachments within Emails
You can open Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF and iWork files attached to emails. You can also view images and save them to Photos to be synced across to your computer. To do this, tap any image and choose the “Save Photo” option.