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

Chris Frey cdfrey at foursquare.net
Sat Dec 27 16:52:46 EST 2008


Has anyone watched the POP3 protocol in action during these delays?
Perhaps it is an overloaded server.

You can telnet to the POP3 port and do things manually as well, and see
if the delay is seen there, or if it is just a fetchmail thing.

I can't imagine it would be a DNS issue between messages, since it is the
same TCP connection.  If it was a DNS issue, it would have to be some odd
configuration on the server side that had to look up a domain name for
every email.

- Chris




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