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I am trying to read mail I have received in the last few months. All I seem to get is recent mail. I have tried to adjust the amount of mail I view, by going to; Settings > Mail, contacts & calendar > show and then adjusting but I'm still unable to see old mails.

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Are you sure that all this mail is in your Inbox? Which Mail provider are you using (iCloud, Gmail, ...)? – patrix Nov 10 '12 at 14:32
Yes because I have seen that my recent mail is there but not my old. I am using the iPad provided app which is called 'mail', but my email address is a yahoo registered account. – Pauline Tucker Nov 10 '12 at 14:36
If you log in into your yahoo account (via the web browser), is your old mail in the Inbox or in a folder? – patrix Nov 10 '12 at 14:48

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