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.
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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
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move on to the next post and never return to yours.
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Regarding error or status messages:
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like your username in an e-mail address but not the domain). >> Stay informed about: slow e-mail