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    Outlook Express connecting/downloading very slow

    This is a discussion on Outlook Express connecting/downloading very slow within the Sky Email and Portal Log-in forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi folks, my Outlook express email is connecting to pop server very slow for the last 4 days and when ...

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      Outlook Express connecting/downloading very slow

      Hi folks, my Outlook express email is connecting to pop server very slow for the last 4 days and when it does connect it takes about 7/8 mins to download emails of about 18/20kb then sometimes it says pop server timed out.
      I use pop.tools.sky.com and smtp.tools.sky.com

      as I say it work fine up until 4 days ago.
      Any one else had this problem?

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      Re: Outlook Express connecting/downloading very slow

      I have had a problem downloading emails over the past few days also. I am using Thunderbird as the client, my connection is the standard ADSL "Connect" package but is usually fast and stable (shock!!!)

      Since Friday it's been timing out while connecting to pop.tools.sky.com

      Thunderbird says Host contacted, then downloading message 1/48 (48 mails currently). After a few minutes it times out completely.

      I can get logged in through the web portal to read and sent, but I prefer to retain copies of sent and received emails locally, so it's a total pain in the rear end.

      Any suggestions to solve this, or is there an ISP side problem?

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      Re: Outlook Express connecting/downloading very slow

      prob google side as my normal google email is going slow of late...
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      Re: Outlook Express connecting/downloading very slow

      its just taken 1hr 33 mins to download one 93kb email, shocking

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      Re: Outlook Express connecting/downloading very slow

      yep. mines been very slow too these last few days. its doing my head in!

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      Re: Outlook Express connecting/downloading very slow

      Hi

      I'm new, ie 2 days ago, and set up sky and yahoo e-mail to outlook express, yahoo is instant but sky takes forever so I assume its a sky server problem??????

     

     

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