[kwlug-disc] what is the probable cause of mail downloading being painfully slow?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Sat Dec 27 14:32:23 EST 2008

On Sat, 27 Dec 2008, john at netdirect.ca wrote:

> -----kwlug-disc-bounces at kwlug.org wrote: -----
> ><rpjday at crashcourse.ca> wrote:
> >> it *seems* to have been a DNS problem
> >
> >To try and troubleshoot the DNS link in the chain, can you add your
> >provider's domain name
> >to your "/etc/hosts" file or some such?

> There is a "no dns" option to fetchmail that may help you. You may
> also need to specifiy the "localdomains" to make sure you get email.

  tried that, didn't make any difference, still a horrendous time
lag between messages.


Robert P. J. Day
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