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Outlook Express To Slow

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#1 Jove


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Posted 30 November 2007 - 09:23 PM

I haven't been posting lately, it's the fishing season here.

I'm pretty sure you have seen something like this before from what I see on the internet.

But it still isn't clear to me, where the advantage is.

Sending photos and pictures, heck AOL was better !

Is there a way to improve this, (outlook Express), by keeping the general program, for example, a different version or a different service, presently I have a dial-up service.

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#2 jgweed


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Posted 30 November 2007 - 10:48 PM

Expect OE to send and receive POP E-mails slowly because of the speed of your dialup Internet connexion, especially if there are attachments.
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Posted 01 December 2007 - 12:17 AM

The best way to improve Outlook's performance is to not use it. And unless you're way out in the boonies where it isn't available, a DSL line only runs about $30/mo.*

I started using web-based e-mail a number of years ago, when I was between computers. One thing I find web-mail has over Outllok is that nothing is stored directly to your HD unless you download it yourself. All mail, saved mail, address book(s) - it's all stored on the server.

I once had a major system crash because the HD went south. After fixing the problem and re-installing the OS and other software, everything related to e-mail was still right where I'd left it- on the server. Nothing lost. And with nothing being stored directly to your HD, security becomes an order of magnitude higher. Best of all, you can have multiple web-based e-mail accounts. Give the authorities access to your every day account, while the nefarious activity account remains hidden - in plain view, so to speak. :thumbsup:

* New Hampshire - other localities my vary.

Edited by MattV, 01 December 2007 - 12:18 AM.

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