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I set up my email into the iPad 'Mail' app, and I cannot find how you log out to prevent another user from opening and reading my mail.

Is it possible to log out of 'mail' on the iPad?

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As far as I know, this is not possible. iPad is not made to be a multi-user device. I am in a similar situation myself as I share the iPad with my wife but haven't yet fixed it. Some alternatives:

  1. Set a different account as default account in Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars. It could even be a dummy account. At least it means email will not be sent accidentally from your address.
  2. In Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendas -> you can turn off Mail temporarily. It does not provide any security though - anyone can just turn it on again.
  3. If you want to guarantee security, you need to use something like Gmail in Safari and login and logout every time.
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I'm considering the same thing actually.. I'd actually like to write an applescript like i have for my desktop to disable my mail while I'm at work because everytime i get an email my MBP, iPhone and iPad all go off and it's annoying haha –  Ryan Hollingsworth Jun 5 '13 at 18:10

You can turn a mail account on/off as explained by RipperDoc (Settings -> Mail,Contacts,Calendars).

On the iPhone, you can also turn off the ability to change the Mail settings; which requires a passcode. Settings -> General -> Restrictions -> Allow Changes (Accounts)

It's a bit of a hassle; but, by turning off the mail account, and then disallowing changes to the account settings, you can prevent the mail from being accessed.

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Go to Settings > Mail, contacts, calendars and in the list of accounts, tap the On/Off button to turn off Outlook.

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i would try another mail app from the store wich has the possibility to lock it with a password. Or simply lock the whole iPad.

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Go to Settings → Mail, Contacts & Calendars, then go to your email settings and erase your password. Enter a fake password and save it. Ignore the warnings and push done. You will be signed out until you go back and enter the correct password.

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It is possible. You have to go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars and delete the profile from mail. This will delete the account from your device only, it will not delete your stuff stored in iCloud itself.

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As a drastic measure you could remove the account by going to Settings -> Mail/Contacts/Calendars and deleting it there.

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I think deleting the account would be a bit drastic measure to just log out. –  Nicholaz Jun 4 '13 at 10:18
    
Well, it's the only way to do it. –  Alan Shutko Jun 4 '13 at 14:59

Go to settings go to mail (it will say mail contacts calendars) once your in scroll to the bitten it will say delet account

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Go to Settings, Reset App, and Reset. The next time you open the app, it will ask you for the user and password.

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Sorry, where is this "Reset App" option in Settings in iOS? –  pknz May 29 '13 at 4:14

just go to setting, click mail and put mail off.. thats all finish, want to access again mail on.

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This doesn't prevent somebody else from turning it on themselves. –  patrix Feb 9 '13 at 5:56

Go to settings then select mail go to hotmail or whatever you use and delet the account from your device you can always log back on

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Go to settings, click mail, click the first button ( the one thats at the top ) , click delete account andd PROBLEM SOLVED!

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you solution is to delete the account? –  Stu Wilson Oct 12 '12 at 7:46

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