Here's a story that could contain a lesson for some SMUGger.
We recently bought and set up an iPad 2 for my wife's mother. Among many other struggles was this one.
We have a family MobileMe account so I gave her one of the family subaccounts so her Address Book, Calendar and an e-mail address could sync seamlessly. Everything worked out of the box.
Because I was doing the setup before we had her Mac here (an old PowerBook we gave her), I also set up her MobileMe e-mail account on my iMac for testing and for receiving notices that signups had completed.
Finally, I disabled the account on my iMac. But, unfortunately, I didn't check to see what was still in the Inbox. A couple of e-mails disappeared from all three computers where that address is being monitored. There was nothing really lost, I had copies of everything elsewhere.
But it's a lesson: if you delete the inbox on one Mac monitoring an IMAP account, apparently all the Inbox e-mails will disappear.
Discussion of general issues, not related to a specific Mac or iDevice operating system.
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