I love my iPhone, but it is not without its warts.
One of them, unfortunately, is an extremely annoying “hanging email” issue: you want to check your email, the Mail app checks for mail … and never, ever finds any, or stops.
This was happening for the past week, so I decided to delete my email accounts (easy enough and unproblematic when they’re IMAP) and re-create them. No lunch.
Finally today I found this article on FreeIphoner.com, where an improbably-named “Fred Bloggs” posted this:
go into the email app, watch it sit there ‘checking for mail’ and just hold down the main/home button for 6 seconds.
shuts the app down. problem solved.
I had the same issue
I knew how to shut down misbehaving apps, but never connected the never-connecting email with a hung app … particularly after a number of recharge and sleep cycles.