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iOS: Temporarily hide a mail/calendar account at will iOS devices
I have (somewhat reluctantly) configured my iPhone to receive my work email. This account uses Exchange (Active Sync). But when I'm home on the weekends or away on vacation I really, REALLY do not want to have my work email in my face.

The solution? Go into the iPhone's Settings » Mail, Contacts, Calendars » [Email Account] And turn 'Mail' Off. All of that account's email mailboxes disappear from my iPhone, never to alert me of what I have coming to me on Monday morning. But when I turn it back on, it's all right there - right where I left off. Very handy.

The same can be done for Calendars. I have not tested it with Contacts, but that may work, too.

[crarko adds: This works with any system where the primary data repository resides on the server; Exchange, IMAP, CalDAV. Just be patient while the app resynchronizes the data. I've use this as a troubleshooting technique, but this hint is also a clever idea.]
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iOS: Temporarily hide a mail/calendar account at will
Authored by: JackSloth on Feb 16, '12 04:27:58AM

I have found that this works with my bathroom sink too. When I turn it off, the water disappears until I turn it back on. It is like magic!

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iOS: Temporarily hide a mail/calendar account at will
Authored by: tc_nyc on Feb 16, '12 05:07:04AM

In iOS Mail you simply 'back out' of viewing inboxes in a unified window and instead show only your personal incoming email box. Combine this with changing your method for checking work mail from Push to Manual and you're all set. No need to wipe out your entire email cache for an account on Friday only to re-download the email on Monday.

So yes, not only is this hint head-slappingly obvious but it's not really a great way of achieving the goal of temporarily hiding your work email.

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