I’m using Apple’s email client; on my laptop there’s a little envelope-icon that you click and it updates the mail instantly. But on the iPad There is no such icon and I have to wait for a minute or two sometimes. Oh the horror! Is there something I’m missing? Let me rephrase that. Is there a way I can get the email to show up quicker?
You can tell the app to check for new email "right now" using the same gesture you use in a lot of apps to signal that you want to update now. In the list of messages on the left, swipe down and then release. You'll see the spinning circle at the top of the just as you swipe to indicate the update has been requested.