I don’t think there’s an officially endorsed routine for this, but I’m sure it’s possible; it just depends on what sort of email account it is.
What follows is guesswork based upon poking around the Settings panel of my iPhone. I haven’t tried these methods, but these are what I think might work.
First you need to disable the default iCloud mail settings. On the iPhone, this is
iCloud and toggle the switch next to
Then we recreate the iCloud settings.
- Navigate to
Mail, Contacts and Calendars.
Add Account… in the Accounts list, and select the option at the bottom,
Add Mail Account from the list of options.
- Fill in all of your iCloud details, and tap
- On the next screen, under
Outgoing Mail Server, fill in
Host Name with
smtp.me.com, and the User Name and Password as per your iCloud login. Under
Incoming Mail Server, fill in gibberish in the fields.
Next. You’ll get some warnings; just tap through them. For example, I have one that says
This account may not be able to send or receive emails. Are you sure you want to save?
But this is just what we want, so tap
, and on the next screen,
In theory, your iCloud account should now be able to send mail, but not receive it. (However, it will probably fuss and grumble, and you’ll still have an inbox for the account, albeit empty.)
Gmail or third-party mail server
Mail, Contacts and Calendars >
Account email@example.com. Then, in the Gmail Account Information list, delete the Password. (In a third-party mail server, you’re looking for the Incoming Mail Server settings).
Hopefully, if the Outgoing Mail Server still has a correct username and password, you’ll still be able to send mail, but the iPad will fuss and grumble about receiving it.
I hope this is useful and works; or if not, gives you some ideas as to how to make it work.