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Glenn

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Since: Apr 06, 2006
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(Msg. 1) Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:40 pm
Post subject: slow e-mail
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When I download or click to receive my e-mail in Outlook Express . It takes
around 70 seconds. Why does it takes so long?

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Bruce Hagen

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Since: Apr 17, 2004
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(Msg. 2) Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:24 pm
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"Glenn" wrote in message

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> --
> When I download or click to receive my e-mail in Outlook Express . It
> takes
> around 70 seconds. Why does it takes so long?


1: Do not archive mail in the Inbox or Sent Items. Create your own user
defined folders and move the messages you wish to save to them. Empty
Deleted Items folder daily. Although dbx files have a theoretical capacity
of 2GB, I recommend about a 300MB max for less chance of corruption.

Information about the maximum file size of the .dbx files that are used by
Outlook Express:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=903095

2: After you are done, follow up by compacting your folders manually while
working *offline* and do it often.

Click on Outlook Express at the top of the folder tree so no folders are
open. Then: File | Work Offline (or double click Working Online in the
Status Bar). File | Folder | Compact all folders. Don't touch anything until
the compacting is completed.

3: Turn off e-mail scanning in your anti-virus program. It is a redundant
layer of protection that eats up CPUs and causes a multitude of problems
such as time-outs and account setting changes. Your up-to-date A/V program
will continue to protect you sufficiently. For more, see:
http://www.oehelp.com/OETips.aspx#3

For some programs, turning it off is not enough. You may have to uninstall
it and reinstall in Custom Mode and opt out of e-mail scanning when offered.

Outlook Express General Newsgroup:
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.outlookexpress.general

On the Web:
http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/list/en-us/default.asp...g=micro
--

Bruce Hagen
MS-MVP [Mail]
Imperial Beach, CA

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VanguardLH

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Since: Apr 19, 2008
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(Msg. 3) Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:29 am
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Glenn wrote:


Absolutely nothing was put into the body of your post. You inserted the
sigdash delimiter ("-- ") at the start of your post. That denotes the
start of the SIGNATURE of your post. The signature is not the body of
your post. Signatures get stripped by many e-mail clients (whether
local programs or web-based interfaces or gateways to Usenet).

As to how long, well, that depends on your bandwidth (dial-up versus DSL
versus satellite versus cable broadband). Depends on how busy is your
segment of broadband connects, like the neighbor's kid downloading gobs
of porn videos where you and he share the same ISP that performs no
traffic shaping (network management) to throttle the bandwidth hogs.
Could be there is lots of noise or attenuation in the line which results
in lost or corrupted packets so they have to get resent which result in
delays and slows effective throughput. It depends on the size of the
e-mails to be retrieved. The bigger they are then the longer it takes
to download them. It depends on how many programs you have running that
keep the CPU busy or choke the data bus with tons of disk traffic. With
more time and interest, lots more causes could be offered to the general
and vague question.


--- Posting Hints ---

ALWAYS REVIEW your message before submitting it. You want someone OTHER
than yourself to understand your post. Also remember that no one here
is looking over your shoulder to see at what you are pointing. If you
don't well explain your situation by providing the details that you
already know, don't expect others to know what is your situation.
Explain YOUR computing environment and just what actions you take to
reproduce the problem.

Often you get just one chance per potential respondent to elicit a reply
from them. If they skip your post because you gave them nothing to go
on (no details, no versions, no OS, no context) then they will usually
move on to the next post and never return to yours.

What is Usenet:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usenet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newsgroups
http://www.masonicinfo.com/newsgroups.htm
http://www.mcfedries.com/Ramblings/usenet-primer.asp

When using a webnews-for-dummies interface, like Microsoft's Communities
or Google Groups or a forum-to-Usenet proxy, those are gateways to
Usenet. Despite the appearance of a forum, you are participating in a
newsgroup (Usenet).

How to post to newsgroups:
http://66.39.69.143/goodpost.htm
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
http://users.tpg.com.au/bzyhjr/liszt.html
http://www.mugsy.org/asa_faq/getting_along/usenet.shtml

Regarding error or status messages:
- Do NOT omit the message.
- Do NOT describe the message.
- Do NOT summarize the message.
- Do NOT paraphrase the message.
- Do NOT truncate the message.
- Do show the ENTIRE message (but munge or star out personal info,
like your username in an e-mail address but not the domain).
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PA Bear [MS MVP]

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Since: Jan 03, 2008
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(Msg. 4) Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:47 am
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OE-specific newsgroup:
news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.outlookexpress.general
~~
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
www.banthecheck.com


"Glenn" wrote in message

>
> --
> When I download or click to receive my e-mail in Outlook Express . It
> takes
> around 70 seconds. Why does it takes so long?
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