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How To Temporarily Disable an Email Account on Your iPhone

Temporarily Disable an E-mail AccountThere may be situations where you'd like to stop receiving email from one or more account. For example, you're on vacation and don't want to receive business-related messages. The following temporarily disables the account on your iOS device. The account still receives incoming messages; they just don't show up on your device:

Temporarily disable email accounts when you don't want updates for a set period of time.


  1. Open Settings> Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  2. Under Accounts, tap on the account you want to disable.

  3. In the pop-up screen, tap or slide the Mail category to OFF. (If you are disabling an IMAP or POP account, tap or slide Account to OFF.)