Tom H309 - thank you for your input. I'll have to table my efforts here. I am using a loaner iphone which is on iOS 8.1.1 and it doesn't have enough free storage to upgrade to iOS 8.1.2. As it stands, I now can't even login to webmail to see the dysfunctional page I got yesterday. I go to webmail.verizon.com, but get redirected to a verizon.com general page that wants to sell me things or work on Tv or phone services. Following links I get to text that says something like " this function is only available on app, download the app". I can get emails using my iphone mail app, but want to know I can get to my email even when verizon decides to shut off access to POP server (like they have done for overseas access).
I've moved nearly everything off verizon email to gmail, but verizon has some sort of bug that prevents changing contact email for your account here (a known issue per topics on this board, you change it and it reverts). So, I do have a bypass for now and will try to just accept the situation as it is. Thank you Tom.
Just remembered - I can just forward my verizon email for another bypass (wasn't doing that bcz I wanted to watch my verizon email for incoming from places I may have forgotten to update my email to gmail account). I am so anxious to be relieved of flaky verizon email issues. Almost there
[PS webmail working fine on my ipad iOS 7]