Solved

XP Outlook express takes too long to receive a message

Posted on 2009-07-15
7
566 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
Hi,
XP Outlook express takes too long to receive a message.  It takes nearly a minute to receive one simple email.  Rest of pc is working fine.  Please advise.

Thanks,
Joe
0
Comment
Question by:jstaron7
7 Comments
 
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

by:
flubbster earned 100 total points
ID: 24858413
Try enabling logging and then send a message. Look at the log file created (should be listed in the enable logging section for location). See what it reports, if anything, when you send a test email.

Send two test emails. Send one to yourself, then send another somewhere else.

Tools>option>Other>Advanced  (to enable logging)
0
 
LVL 6

Assisted Solution

by:naughtynat
naughtynat earned 100 total points
ID: 24858667
Is is only receiving email? or sending also?

Do you have any antivirus software or firewalls on the computer?

What sort of internet connection do you have?

1 thing I would suggest is to check if there are any updates for your network card. I know that is strange but I have seen this to be the cause with broadband connections of a few occasions in the past.
0
 
LVL 1

Assisted Solution

by:rickrythe
rickrythe earned 100 total points
ID: 24859001
Hi jstaron7,

Here is a link that contains info for improving Outlook Express performance. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/271510
0
Top 6 Sources for Identifying Threat Actor TTPs

Understanding your enemy is essential. These six sources will help you identify the most popular threat actor tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs).

 
LVL 50

Assisted Solution

by:jcimarron
jcimarron earned 200 total points
ID: 24862460
0
 
LVL 50

Assisted Solution

by:jcimarron
jcimarron earned 200 total points
ID: 24862499
jstaron7--And as naughtynat has hinted, if you have set your antivirus program to scan incoming and/or outgoing mail, turn it off.  It is not necessary.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:jstaron7
ID: 31603686
Thanks all!
Joe
0
 
LVL 50

Expert Comment

by:jcimarron
ID: 24917589
jstaron7--You are most welcome!
0

Featured Post

IT, Stop Being Called Into Every Meeting

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

Join & Write a Comment

The new Microsoft OS looks great, is easier than ever to upgrade to, it is even free.  So what's the catch?  If you don't change the privacy settings, Microsoft will, in accordance with the (EULA) you clicked okay to without reading, collect all the…
Technology opened people to different means of presenting information, but PowerPoint remains to be above competition. Know why PPT still works today.
The viewer will learn how to use a discrete random variable to simulate the return on an investment over a period of years, create a Monte Carlo simulation using the discrete random variable, and create a graph to represent the possible returns over…
The viewer will learn how to create a normally distributed random variable in Excel, use a normal distribution to simulate the return on an investment over a period of years, Create a Monte Carlo simulation using a normal random variable, and calcul…

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now