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#1 Roderunner

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 07:53 PM

My friend uses live.co.uk for his emails. He sent one to me, a distance of 8Km and it took over 6 hours to deliver. I use Googlemail.com and its almost instantaeneous. :thumbsup:

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 11:37 AM

Geographic distance is NOTHING when it comes to email.

Maybe that email had a large attachment?
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Posted 22 March 2009 - 12:30 PM

The delay may be caused by a slow server on the recipient's end.
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#4 Roderunner

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 09:10 PM

Thanks to you both for your reply, I understand it a bit better now.
The reason I asked was, I had just changed my email address as my old one was getting too much 'spam' so sent my new one to my friend and asked for one to be sent to me for testing purposes. :thumbsup:

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 07:40 AM

It is certainly possible to send one E-mail to different people on different E-mail servers (say Gmail to Yahoo or to MSN) and have them arrive at widely different times, and not on a consistent basis.
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