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Two email  servers (incoming), one computer, different results. Why?

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OS= Windows XP Home Edition. Inspiron 1510 notebook. My internet connection is an ADSL broadband, patchy (in Africa).
I have two email addresses: one is X@oceanfree.net, the other X@eircom.net
I have them set up successfully with Outlook Express.
When I open Outlook Express and click the send-receive button, the oceanfree.net address connects, authorizes and checks for mail  in 10-20 seconds, while the eircom.net address takes about 4 minutes to connect, authorize, check and produce mail.
Why this annoying difference?
Is there any way to improve things?
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Question by:Michael Murphy
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Since these are two separate servers, they could have their own loads, downtime, lagginess etc. attributed to them. Eircom looks like an internet provider, and oceanfree.net is a free email service.

One thing I could suggest is try using a different port. Perhaps your computer's firewall or some other security system is slowing things down.

You can't just use any port you feel like. Go to EirCom's website and look at what ports they allow you to use for incoming and outgoing mail, and if they provide more than one option, try using the other port.

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Also, ensure you are using the correct smtp and pop servers. Perhaps Eircom recently changed their servers and they left the old names to redirect... but it is slow.

http://support.eircom.net/SRVS/CGI-BIN/WEBCGI.EXE/&/?St=97&E=0000000000095578748&K=8777&Sxi=1&Case=obj(3265)
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