If you have a POP mail account you may find email somewhat frustrating on the iPad, iPhone and other mobile devices. That is because folders are not supported with POP accounts. Since there’s not a place to store your emails in, it’s difficult to save emails. That’s why I recommend IMAP email accounts, especially for mobile devices.
IMAP stands for Internet Message Access Protocol. It’s an Internet standard language used to receive email. Unlike the most common Internet standard for receiving mail, Post Office Protocol (POP), IMAP is designed to leave a copy of email messages on the server. This allows email messages to be viewed and managed on multiple devices (i.e. laptop, desktop, iPhone, iPad, etc).
If you have an IMAP email account you can create folders on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch and save emails to that folder. My top choices for email on mobile devices is Apple’s iCloud and Gmail but there are many other email services that support IMAP.
If you are using a POP email service you can check and see if they also support IMAP. If they don’t you can forward your POP account to a email service that does support IMAP, like iCloud or Gmail.
Once you have your IMAP mail account setup on your iPad it’s easy to create folders and save emails.
Having an IMAP email account is going to improve email on your mobile devices but if you are dead set against setting it up there is an alternative way you can save emails with a POP account. This method will save emails into your Drafts folder.
You should now find the message in your drafts folder.