Do you have an email account on your iPhone that only receives junk mail or spam? You could delete the account from your iPhone if you aren’t using it, but you may simply prefer to turn off mail for the account instead.
This can be a preferable option if you are syncing other items from the account, such as notes or contacts, or if you like to send emails from the account. Plus, if you decide later that you want to start receiving mail on that account again, you can simply follow the steps below again to turn mail back on.
Turn Off Email on an iPhone Without Deleting an Account
The steps in this article will stop your iPhone from downloading new emails. This will not cancel or delete your email account, and you will still be able to view new email messages from your computer, or from other devices to which you have synced your email account.
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the Mail, Contacts, Calendars option.
Step 3: Tap the email account that you want to turn off.
Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Mail to turn it off. You will know that it is turned off when there is not any green shading around the button.
Do you want to completely delete an email account from your iPhone? Read this to learn how to delete a Gmail account from your iPhone. The steps are the same for other types of email accounts.
Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
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