Register    Login    Search    FAQ     Articles & downloads     Donate

Board index » Technical Forums » Internet Browsers And Email




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:31 am 
Offline
Resident Geekazoid Administrator
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:09 am
Posts: 6159
Location: The state of confusion; I just use Wyoming for mail.
I have four email accounts that I monitor. Three are through my hosting and connect through POP3. The other is through Microsoft as a Hotmail account which does Exchange (?)

I'm sorry but I'm not exactly sure how to phrase my question. It just seems odd to me that my POP3 accounts are done in a couple of seconds but the Microsoft account can take much longer than the other three combined on a send/receive request. I have seen this with three email clients including Outlook.

Is this just the nature of the beast or may I have a setting set wrong?

_________________
Image
Jaylach's Free Sites
I NEVER forget... I just remember late.

ImageImage


Top 
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:56 am 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:48 pm
Posts: 1717
Location: New Jersey
No, it's normal.

POP does a series of server calls:
1. Log in
2. Any new messages?
3. Retrieve message x
4. Delete message x (unless leave on server is set)
5. Log off

Exchange ActiveSync is actually synchronizing *all* folders and messages between your PC and the server each time it connects.

-steve

_________________
stephen boots
Microsoft MVP since 2004
"Life's always an adventure with computers!"


Top 
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:44 pm 
Offline
Resident Geekazoid Administrator
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:09 am
Posts: 6159
Location: The state of confusion; I just use Wyoming for mail.
OK, thanks Steve. :)

_________________
Image
Jaylach's Free Sites
I NEVER forget... I just remember late.

ImageImage


Top 
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:37 pm 
Offline
Resident Geekazoid Administrator
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:09 am
Posts: 6159
Location: The state of confusion; I just use Wyoming for mail.
I solved the delay in my Hotmail account while it syncs and now my total email check is a couple of seconds.

I have a "Stored Emails" folder that has a LOT of email receipts and such things as all emails between my sister and myself along with other people. My total mail store is 599 MB. I moved this Stored Email folder from being listed in my Hotmail account to the main email account through my hosting.

Since doing this removed the backup on Microsoft's servers of all my receipts I then moved my mail store to my data drive which is synced to the data drive on my second system. I ended up with much quicker mail checks and still maintained a backup of my mail store. Since I do daily system images of my C: drive I still had a backup of my mail store but, now, just need to copy back from my second system instead of having to restore a system image. I also removed 599 MB of used space from my C: drive which is a 500 GB M.2 SSD.

_________________
Image
Jaylach's Free Sites
I NEVER forget... I just remember late.

ImageImage


Top 
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:26 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:48 pm
Posts: 1717
Location: New Jersey
jaylach wrote:
I also removed 599 MB of used space from my C: drive which is a 500 MB M.2 SSD.

That seems like a neat trick. :-P
Okay, you meant that the drive is a 500 Gig SSD, I presume. :-D

_________________
stephen boots
Microsoft MVP since 2004
"Life's always an adventure with computers!"


Top 
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:30 pm 
Offline
Resident Geekazoid Administrator
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:09 am
Posts: 6159
Location: The state of confusion; I just use Wyoming for mail.
Yep, I meant 500 GB on the M.2 drive. I corrected the initial post.

It is also easier to do a redundant backup of my email store. By default the mail store is under AppData/roaming which is hidden and/or protected and not normally seen. With the mail store on my data drive it is, now, a simple matter of making a copy of the folder.

_________________
Image
Jaylach's Free Sites
I NEVER forget... I just remember late.

ImageImage


Top 
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

Board index » Technical Forums » Internet Browsers And Email


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

 
 

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

cron