Try quitting the settings app and then restart the iPad and then see of you can access Mail, Contacts, calendars.
Go to the home screen first by tapping the home button. Quit/close open apps by double tapping the home button and the task bar will appear with all of you recent/open apps displayed at the bottom. Tap and hold down on any app icon until it begins to wiggle. Tap the minus sign in the upper left corner to close the apps. Restart the iPad. Restart the iPad by holding down on the sleep button until the red slider appears and then slide to shut off. To power up hold the sleep button until the Apple logo appears and let go of the button.
If that doesn't help, try this.
Reset the iPad by holding down on the sleep and home buttons at the same time for about 10-15 seconds until the Apple Logo appears - ignore the red slider - let go of the buttons.
Thanks Demo. Unfortunately, neither solution solved the issue. It still tries to update the "dead company email account". And when I hit Settings and go to mail, Contacts, Calendar; It freezes up and will not let me go any further.
Was this iPad provided by your former employer? Perhaps some management software has been installed to prevent you from making certain changes. Take your iPad back to your former employer for a fix?
Thanks Ralph....but, NO, this IPad was not provided ot me by my previous employer. They do not support the use of the IPad.
About the only other symptom I can offer is that when I access my email, all Yahoo accounts are up to date.. But the company account is trying to continuously update. I also noticed that my Contacts folder is empty and frozen, also. My Calendar is active.
I am not sure if the closing of that company email account was coincidental to all this, or something else is going on to stop my access to Mail, Contacts, Calendar.
Any other suggests will be welcome.
I suspect that your employer stopping the email may have some bearing on this. Have you tried resetting all settings? If you do that you will have to enter all app settings and all other settings as well. It may be worth a try.
Settings>General>Reset>Reset All Settings.
I think Ralph makes a good point. Go back to the employer and ask for help - maybe if they will turn the account on again, you can free up the settings and then delete it.
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You guys are the best! Thanks for your help. I guess patience is a virtue with the iPad. I followed Demo's advice of resetting (holding sleep and home button), and repeated this for about 6 times throughout the past few days. Finally, last night, it worked! I have access to my mail accounts and have deleted by previous employer.
Again, thanks for your assistance. I will be using this site again with some issues I have about transferring my iTunes from a PC to my iPad.
Have a great week!