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Author Topic: gmail slowing down??  (Read 3085 times)

tomos

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gmail slowing down??
« on: April 24, 2007, 05:34:50 AM »
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anyone else having problems with gmail?
for me, it's been very slow to send mail of late, sometimes will only go on second attempt [EDIT: using email client]

I dont think it's my connection,
or client (Thunderbird)
as I get mail from other sources without problem (in fairness though I dont use other addresses as much)

Just thinking though I send all my mail from gmail and thats where the problem is noticable -
just sent test mail with attachment from another address - no problems sending

So, how is it going for gmail and you??
Tom
« Last Edit: April 24, 2007, 05:38:12 AM by tomos »

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Re: gmail slowing down??
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2007, 05:47:30 AM »
I haven't had any such problems of late--and actually am quite pleased as over the last few months gmail's opera compatibility has gone up.  I use gmail via the webmail interface most of the time, though--using my mail client only for maintaining a local backup.

I've always used my own smtp server, so I can't say about it--but I've had no trouble with the pop3.

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Re: gmail slowing down??
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2007, 05:53:21 AM »
It's an error GMail is experiencing from time to time, but the same happens with the whole Google network. Although I'm using the webmail, not a separate mail program like you

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Re: gmail slowing down??
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2007, 06:01:55 AM »
hmmm ..  :-\
I was afraid it was just getting too busy - could still be the case - as I say, was only slowing with sending mail from Thunderbird,
just over the last week or so,
I'll recheck my settings

If it stays this way I can always follow your examples and just use webmail & get other mail redirected to gmail - which I've been planning to do anyways ... downloading mail doesnt seem to be a problem - nothing I've noticed at any rate - so can still have my backup.

Thanks!
tom
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Re: gmail slowing down??
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2007, 06:54:51 AM »
maybe it is because of the google dance.. :)

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Re: gmail slowing down??
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2007, 07:04:15 AM »
Doesn't your ISP offer a SMTP server? That tends to be the fastest and most reliable way of sending your mail, no matter where your pop3 is hosted.
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Re: gmail slowing down??
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2007, 07:42:41 AM »
Doesn't your ISP offer a SMTP server? That tends to be the fastest and most reliable way of sending your mail, no matter where your pop3 is hosted.

I tried a different SMTP server successfully
till
I realised my sent mail was no longer being saved in my gmail account

Logical,
but I hadnt thought of it.

Gone back to gmail.smtp now & just have to be patient sometimes
(It's definitely slowed down since they opened it up though ...)
Tom

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Re: gmail slowing down??
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2007, 08:40:00 AM »
Ooooh, so gmail SMTP actually saves your sent mail to your online gmail archive? Nifty. I still prefer local mail archive, though.
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Re: gmail slowing down??
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2007, 09:02:31 AM »
Ooooh, so gmail SMTP actually saves your sent mail to your online gmail archive? Nifty. I still prefer local mail archive, though.

Yeah,
I was suprised myself, happy naturally -
I now have backup of all mail in gmail or in Thunderbird -whichever way you want to look at it

(I do backup Tbird as well, but it is nice to have everything in gmail too)
Tom