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Windows Live Mail is very slow to check mailboxes and download email from servers

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Mortimer, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. Mortimer

    Mortimer Flightless Bird

    I've noticed that my new Windows 7 + Windows Live Mail PC takes a long time
    to determine the number of messages in the POP server mailboxes for my
    accounts andto download unread messages, whereas my Vista + Windows Mail
    laptop does so much faster, using the same account settings. The number of
    messages is identical because both PCs are set to leave messages on the
    servers for 5 days.

    Is this a know problem with WLM or something specific to my W7 PC? In all
    other respects the PC is lightning fast - it displays pictures on web pages
    quickly and downloads large files quickly, so it isn't a generalised slow
    networking problem.
     
  2. Ken Blake, MVP

    Ken Blake, MVP Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 5 Feb 2010 21:25:59 -0000, "Mortimer" <me@privacy.net> wrote:

    > I've noticed that my new Windows 7 + Windows Live Mail PC takes a long time
    > to determine the number of messages in the POP server mailboxes for my
    > accounts andto download unread messages, whereas my Vista + Windows Mail
    > laptop does so much faster, using the same account settings. The number of
    > messages is identical because both PCs are set to leave messages on the
    > servers for 5 days.
    >
    > Is this a know problem with WLM or something specific to my W7 PC? In all
    > other respects the PC is lightning fast - it displays pictures on web pages
    > quickly and downloads large files quickly, so it isn't a generalised slow
    > networking problem.




    I can't tell you whether this is typical of WLM or not. I tried WLM
    and didn't like it. I'm much happier with Outlook 2007.

    But I do recommend that you try several of the many other e-mail
    programs and newsgroup programs out there (many of which are
    freeware). Find what you like best and what works best for you.


    --
    Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP (Windows Desktop Experience) since 2003
    Please Reply to the Newsgroup
     
  3. Pulse

    Pulse Flightless Bird

    Is there a virus scanner involved. Some virus scanners seem to get in
    between the email program and the email server, scanning the emails before
    they are loaded into the email program. AVG comes to mind. It slows email a
    bit, but at least everything is scanned.



    "Mortimer" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    news:7t3prqF9dgU1@mid.individual.net...
    > I've noticed that my new Windows 7 + Windows Live Mail PC takes a long
    > time to determine the number of messages in the POP server mailboxes for
    > my accounts andto download unread messages, whereas my Vista + Windows
    > Mail laptop does so much faster, using the same account settings. The
    > number of messages is identical because both PCs are set to leave messages
    > on the servers for 5 days.
    >
    > Is this a know problem with WLM or something specific to my W7 PC? In all
    > other respects the PC is lightning fast - it displays pictures on web
    > pages quickly and downloads large files quickly, so it isn't a generalised
    > slow networking problem.
     
  4. Grenou

    Grenou Flightless Bird

    "Mortimer" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    news:7t3prqF9dgU1@mid.individual.net...
    > I've noticed that my new Windows 7 + Windows Live Mail PC takes a long
    > time to determine the number of messages in the POP server mailboxes for
    > my accounts andto download unread messages, whereas my Vista + Windows
    > Mail laptop does so much faster, using the same account settings. The
    > number of messages is identical because both PCs are set to leave messages
    > on the servers for 5 days.
    >
    > Is this a know problem with WLM or something specific to my W7 PC? In all
    > other respects the PC is lightning fast - it displays pictures on web
    > pages quickly and downloads large files quickly, so it isn't a generalised
    > slow networking problem.



    I find Windows Live Mail very slow.
    On my previous computer, running XP, OE + Avast virus scanner, OE opened and
    mail arrived almost instantly.
    Now I use W7+WLM+Avast everything is crawling.
    WLM is slow to get going.

    I have tried Thunderbird, but didn't like it.
    It's no longer installed.

    Grenou
     

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