Ah yes, now I remember that was the only way someone posting here mentioned they could do it.
you basically have to connect wi-fi with data services on and then uncheck mobile netowrk connection.
wi-fi will remain white and download emails.
its the only way around it, and isnt too big of a problem, just do that when you need emails etc and then go back.
"That's it then. Cancel the kitchen scraps for lepers and orphans, no more merciful beheadings... and call off Christmas."